Vegan pulled pork sandwich with mushrooms topped with arugula, pickles and tomatoes

Vegan Pulled "Pork" Mushroom Sandwich

Thinly sliced shiitake and baby portobello mushrooms slathered in flavorful BBQ sauce makes this meaty and chewy  vegan pulled pork sandwich the perfect addition to any party. Forget the grill and grab some buns!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan bbq sandwich, vegan pulled pork
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 299 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 2 cups Big Mama’s Homemade BBQ Sauce (page 161) or store bought (480 ml)
  • 22 oz shiitake mushrooms (624 g)
  • 22 oz baby Portobello mushrooms (624 g)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (15 ml, see note for oil free)
  • 1 large white or yellow onion , finely diced
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns


  • Arugula
  • Tomato slices
  • Sliced dill pickles
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  1. Make the BBQ sauce, if you don’t already have some on hand, to allow the flavors to infuse while you prepare the mushrooms.
  2. Thinly slice the mushrooms. They should look shredded. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Depending on the size of the pan, you may need to cook the mushrooms and onions in two batches. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve the mushrooms on the buns and top with the arugula, tomato and sliced pickles.

Recipe Notes

Reprinted with permission from Great Vegan BBQ Without a Grill, copyright © 2018 by Linda & Alex Meyer. Published by Page Street Publishing Company.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pulled "Pork" Mushroom Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Potassium 1261mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 8g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.