Pulled BBQ Mushroom Sandwiches
Updated: May 1, 2019
Step aside BBQ Jackfruit! Shredded King Oyster mushrooms can be used to create a mock pulled pork BBQ sandwich that any BBQ fan would love. There are so many wonderful recipes swirling around the internet using King Oyster mushrooms so I wanted to see what all the hype was about. With a meaty texture and amazing ability to absorb flavor, these King Oysters are truly special. Their thick stems shred into perfectly ‘pulled pork’ pieces making them a great vegan substitute for pulled pork. The culinary possibilities seem endless with these mushrooms, but I decided to stick with the traditional BBQ sandwich. My ‘foodie’ brain imagines tacos, crab cakes, scallops and Philly cheese steak sandwiches … I think you know where I’m going with these mushrooms! The challenge is finding them in your local grocery stores. I found my King Oyster mushrooms at our local Asian market.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4-5 Sandwiches
1 ½ pounds King Oyster mushrooms, shredded
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¾ cup BBQ sauce, I prefer the brand, "Bone Suckin' Sauce"
2 cups coleslaw
4-5 whole wheat buns
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Slice the mushroom in half lengthwise. Using a fork, shred the mushrooms by raking down the mushroom stalk to the base of the mushroom. Continue doing this until the entire mushroom stem is shredded. The tops don’t shred like the stems, so remove them and slice them thinly. You will want to use the entire mushroom for this recipe.
Place the shredded mushrooms and sliced tops into a large bowl and add the smoked paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder, tossing until they are well coated. Place the mushrooms onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and slightly golden around the edges.
While your mushrooms are baking, prepare the coleslaw.
When the mushrooms are finished cooking, place them into a large bowl and toss with the BBQ sauce.
Place the BBQ mushrooms onto a whole wheat bun and top with coleslaw and extra BBQ sauce if desired. Serve immediately.
Hint: There are a variety of BBQ sauces on the market today that are oil free. I prefer Bone Suckin' Sauce or Stubbs