Jack Fruit Sloppy Joe


  • 2 – 4 Tablespoons Oil (Coconut or Olive preferred)
  • 1 Medium onion (medium/small dice)
  • 2 – 3 Cloves garlic (small dice)
  • 2 – 3 Stalks celery (medium dice)
  • 1 20 0z. Can Jackfruit (drain then either pulse in food processor or chop by hand to the consistency to a medium chopped slaw)
  • 1 6/7 Oz. Jar/Can Tomato paste
  • ¼  – ½ Cup Sweet relish
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley (2 Tablespoons if using fresh)
  • 4 – 6 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 6 – 7 Oz. Water
  • Salt to taste

To Prepare

Heat a 10-inch skillet (I prefer cast iron) to a medium heat and add oil. Sauté onion until clear. Stir in garlic and continuing cooking for 2-3 minutes, then stir in celery. Allow to cook for several minutes then add jackfruit and continue cooking for 5- 10 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste, relish, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and water.

Turn heat to medium low and cover. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, for ½ hour.

Taste to see if seasoning need adjustment, and add salt if necessary.

Serve on warm, toasted, crusty rolls.

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