Pulled Pork Style BBQ Mushroom Sandwich

by Jill Dalton

This super easy vegan pulled pork style BBQ mushroom sandwich has become an instant classic. The tender strips of pulled King mushroom and onion filling simmered in a rich smoky BBQ sauce makes for the ultimate summer meal. This is a must try recipe!

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Pulled Pork Style BBQ Mushroom Sandwich

Print Recipe
Serves: 2-3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.3/5
( 11 voted )


8 ounces (226g) king mushrooms, shredded
1 large onion, halved and sliced thin
1 cup (236ml) low sodium vegetable broth

BBQ sauce
4 tablespoons tomato paste
1/3 cup (78ml) white wine vinegar
1/2 cup (112g) dates
3 teaspoons molasses
2 teaspoons tamari
2 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup (177ml) water

burger buns  


  1. Sauté the onions for at least 5 minutes using the vegetable broth a couple tablespoons at a time to keep the onions from sticking.
  2. Remove a half cup of the onions and set aside for the BBQ sauce.
  3. Add the shredded mushrooms to the onions and cook until mushrooms and onions are caramelized, at least 10 minutes using the rest of the vegetable broth to keep it from sticking.
  4. Add the BBQ sauce ingredients along with the reserved onions to a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour half of the BBQ sauce onto the cooked onion and mushroom mixture and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Spoon mixture onto buns.
  7. Store remaining BBQ sauce in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for the next time you make these or to add to other meals. Will keep in fridge for a bit over a week.
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Amber July 23, 2022 - 9:01 pm

What type of bun did you use? Looking for a decent gf bun. ☺️

Jill Dalton July 31, 2022 - 4:13 pm

It was a vegan pretzel bun from Pretzilla. Not the greatest but it was the only vegan bun we could find when we made this.

Melissa Phillippe July 25, 2022 - 7:04 pm

Hey Jill – was wondering what I could do instead of the molasses as I’m a True North eater…date syrup? But that would miss something….maybe that and a balsamic something??? Any ideas? Thanks so much!

Jill Dalton July 31, 2022 - 4:10 pm

The date syrup would be the closest in flavor for sure.

Melissa Phillippe July 31, 2022 - 9:16 pm

I’ll try it. Thank you!!!

Judy Wright August 7, 2022 - 3:36 pm

This is delicious! I have been wanting to incorporate more mushrooms into my routine and this is a winner of a way to do so! My store didn’t have the King mushrooms so I took a chance and subbed large portabellas. I scraped out the gills and sliced thinly to match the onions. Worked perfectly. I’m glad I didn’t let not finding King mushrooms deter me! Thank you for a delicious and easy sandwich, Jill!


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