This hearty vegan entrée is essentially a cross between a sloppy Joe and a barbecue sandwich and a creative way for vegans to enjoy a traditionally meat-based classic. Be sure to use jackfruit canned in brine, not syrup. Jackfruit can be found at Asian markets and on Amazon. Serve with potato chips for crunch.

Recipe by MyRecipes August 2016


Credit: Caitlin Bensel; Styling: Blakeslee Giles, Audrey Davis

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25 mins
25 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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  • Rinse jackfruit under cold running water; drain and pat dry with paper towels.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add jackfruit, and stir to break up fruit. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Add barbecue sauce, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to caramelize, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Toss together green cabbage, red cabbage, carrot, and scallions in a medium bowl. Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; drizzle over cabbage mixture, and toss until coated. Divide jackfruit mixture among bottoms of buns; top with slaw, and cover with tops of buns.