This vegan pulled shiitake mushroom BBQ sandwich is for all you mushroom lovers! It has the perfect meaty and chewy texture is dripping with thick and sticky BBQ sauce, and is a great quick and easy meal to whip up for a crowd!
I’m thrilled to be reviewing and sharing a recipe from an awesome plant-based cookbook by my friend Linda and her daughter Alex, the great mother-daughter team behind the blog Veganosity – Great Vegan BBQ Without A Grill!
Take a look inside this new cookbook, get the recipe for this delicious Pulled Shiitake Mushroom BBQ Sandwich!
Great Vegan BBQ Without A Grill
This new cookbook came out this past summer, and I’m in love with all the vegan sandwiches, BBQ recipes, and gorgeous mouthwatering photographs!
Each of the recipes in this cookbook has a story behind it and celebrates Linda & Alex’s love of family, sports, the South, the Midwest, and most of all, animals. It’s full of plant-based BBQ favorites, game day foods, and recipes you’d traditionally make on an outdoor grill.
And here’s why I love this cookbook so much…no matter what season you’re in, whether or not you have a grill, Great Vegan BBQ Without A Grill is full of amazing plant-based ribs, burgers, steaks, kabobs, and more smokey favorites you can enjoy all year long!
All of the recipes are:
- Made with Whole Foods
- Bold in Flavor
You’ll find that many of the recipes are made with cauliflower, mushrooms, tofu, a variety of beans, jackfruit, cashews, and vital wheat gluten. They’re perfect meat and dairy substitutes and have a great texture when cooked properly.
The book is carefully curated and contains chapters that are easy to follow. You’ll see that there’s something for everyone in this book.
- Meat-Free BBQ To Satisfy Meat Eaters
- Burgers & Sandwiches: From Way Up North To The Deep South
- Stick Food
- Stuffed, Foiled, & Smothered: delectable Entrees for a Cozy Dinner
- Sides & Salads That Go With A Barbecue
- BBQ Dips To Bring To A Party
- Keeping It Saucy: BBQ Sauces & Rubs
The BBQ jackfruit with grilled pineapples is only 5 ingredients and the perfect easy and quick go-to recipe for any weeknight. The cheddar stuffed veggie burgers and buffalo quinoa burgers have me drooling. Or take comfort in dishes like the smoky mac n cheese and southern sticky grilled tofu.
How To Make The Perfect Pulled Shiitake Mushroom BBQ Sandwich – Step by Step
This specific BBQ sandwich is from the cookbook and is easy to whip up for a crowd. You can make the mushroom mixture ahead of time, toast the buns, and let people assemble their own for a potluck or game day. It comes together quickly, is really easy to make, and perfect for all you mushroom lovers!
Start by thinly slicing the shiitake and portobello mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms and finely diced onions until the onions start to caramelize and the edges of the mushrooms begin to crisp up.
Add the BBQ sauce (The book has a great home-made BBQ sauce recipe, or you can easily use your favorite store-bought one to save some time).
Cook the mixture in the BBQ sauce until it coats evenly, thickens, and starts to stick.
Serve the mushroom mixture on your favorite toasted buns and top with arugula, tomato, and sliced pickles for the perfect BBQ Sandwich!
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Looking for more Easy Vegan Sandwich recipes?
- Vegan Coconut BLT Sandwich with Peaches
- Crispy Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich
- Crispy Mushroom Avocado Sandwich w/Chipotle Aioli
- Tempeh Arugula Sandwich w/Roasted Garlic Aioli
Pulled Shiitake Mushroom BBQ Sandwich
- 2 cups Big Mama’s Homemade BBQ Sauce , or store-bought (see notes below for recipe)
- 22 oz shiitake mushrooms
- 22 oz baby portobello mushrooms
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large white or yellow onion , finely diced
- salt & pepper , to taste
- 4 hamberber buns
- tomato , slices
- dill pickles , sliced
- Make the BBQ sauce, if you don’t already have some on hand, to allow the flavors to infuse while you prepare the mushrooms (see notes below for homemade recipe).
- Thinly slice the mushrooms. They should look shredded.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
- When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms and onions and stir frequently until the mushrooms lose their water and the onions become translucent and soft, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Depending on the size of the pan, you may need to cook the mushrooms and onions in two batches.
- Turn up the heat to medium-high and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the onions caramelize and the edges of the mushrooms begin to crisp up, approximately 5 minutes.
- When the mushrooms and onions are done cooking, add the BBQ sauce to the pan and stir until the mushrooms are completely coated in the sauce.
- Bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat and then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce is thick and sticky.
- Serve the mushrooms on the buns and top with the arugula, tomato and sliced pickles.
- 1/2 teasp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp warm water
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 cloves garlic or 3/4 teasp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp dark molasses
- 1.5 teasp sea salt
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut or dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teasp onion powder
- 1 teasp cumin
- 1 teasp paprika
- 1/2 teasp black pepper
- 1 teasp olive oil (optional)