Your lunchroom favorite goes vegetarian. Slow-cooked green jackfruit adds texture without compromising flavor. Pop this in the slow cooker in the morning, and you'll have thick and tangy sloppy Joes by lunchtime. Serve with pickles and vegetable chips. No hairnet required.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs 5 mins
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil, onion, and bell pepper and cook until slightly softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn off Saute function and add jackfruit in a single layer on top of vegetables.

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  • Whisk tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, sriracha sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, parsley, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour this mixture evenly over jackfruit in the pressure cooker. Close and lock the lid; choose the Slow Cook option and set the timer for 4 hours.

  • Toast hamburger buns and serve topped with cooked jackfruit.

Cook's Notes:

I used an Instant Pot® that has both Saute and Slow Cook functions. If using a traditional slow cooker, skip the Saute step.

Be sure to purchase green (unripe) jackfruit in water or brine, not the sweet (ripe) jackfruit in syrup.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 37.4g; fat 6.7g; sodium 1051.9mg. Full Nutrition
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