Vegan Jackfruit & Sweet Potato Tinga

February 29, 2024

Serve with rice and guacamole, or load into tacos with . paste gives this a rich, smoky spice – adjust the amount to suit your heat preference, as different brands vary in intensity. Remember to check all store ingredients like pastes and stocks are suitable for vegans and coeliacs, if needed.

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6 serving(s)

Prep Time:
15 mins

Cook Time:
45 mins

Total Time:
1 hr



  • 2 x 400g tins young green jackfruit

  • 2 tbsp.

    olive oil

  • 1

    onion, finely chopped

  • 1

    sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated

  • 3

    garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tsp.

    ground cumin

  • 1 tsp.

    ground coriander

  • 1 tsp.

    smoked paprika

  • 1-2 tbsp chipotle paste, to taste

  • 700 ml


  • 350 ml

    vegetable stock

  • 400 g

    tin black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 tbsp.

    light brown soft sugar

  • Juice 1 lime, plus extra wedges to serve


    1. Step 1Drain the jackfruit and rinse well under cold running water. Using your hands, roughly shred the jackfruit and pat dry with kitchen paper.
    2. Step 2Heat the oil in a large pan over low heat. Add the onion and sweet potato, and cook for 5min, until slightly softened. Increase heat to medium, add the jackfruit and fry for 5-7min, stirring regularly, until slightly softened.
    3. Step 3Stir in the garlic, spices and chipotle paste. Cook for 1min, until fragrant. Add the passata, vegetable stock, black beans and some seasoning. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 30min, stirring occasionally.
    4. Step 4Stir in the sugar and lime juice, and check seasoning. Serve with the lime wedges for squeezing over, and with rice and guacamole on the side, if you like.

Complete recipe, cool and then transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat until piping hot, adding a little water to loosen, if needed.

Per serving:

  • Calories: 265
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturates: 1g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Fibre: 11g

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