Veggie Pulled Pork Sandwich with Slaw

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This veggie pulled pork is honestly as good as the real thing! It’s made from mushrooms and a delicious homemade BBQ sauce then served in sandwiches with a creamy slaw.

When I say it’s as good as the real thing I 100% mean it!

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I know it sounds ridiculous but this sandwich is so good that I’m thinking I might actually prefer it to a meaty equivalent. The veggie pulled pork is made from mushrooms which are cooked until super tender and then pulled just like meat would be and mixed with a rich and sticky BBQ sauce.

Will has been wanting to try a pulled mushroom dish for ages and I took a bit of convincing. I wasn’t sure how well it would work but eventually I gave in and I’m so glad I did!

It’s totally got the texture of pulled pork which I think is the thing that’s often lacking when it comes to trying to make vegetarian versions of a lot of things. Of course mushroom is a great choice because it already has a very similar feel. 

The addition of the rich and flavourful sauce makes it even more delicious, especially when combined with a cooling slaw and sandwiched in a brioche bun. 

Two vegetarian pulled pork sandwiches on a grey plate with slaw

Close up of a vegan pulled pork sandwich in a brioche bun on a blue background

Why we love this veggie pulled pork…

It’s totally vegetarian and depending on what you serve it with then it can easily be made vegan too which makes it perfect for when you’re avoiding meat but still want a classic BBQ sandwich.

It’s super easy to make and most of it is pretty hands off. Once you get the sauce made you simply drizzle over the mushrooms and pop in the oven.

This recipe is easy to multiply too so it’s great for serving to a crowd and it’s pretty much guaranteed that everyone will love it.

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Vegetarian Pulled Pork Ingredients

Portobello Mushrooms: These pull really well and are big enough to roast in the oven without completely shrivelling up

BBQ Sauce: This is a mixture of ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, vegetable oil, smoked paprika and garlic 

Slaw: This is your classic mayo, red cabbage, carrots, lemon juice and coriander combination

Rolls: I went with toasted brioche rolls but you could use anything you like

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Mushroom Pulled Pork Instructions

Make the BBQ sauce: Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Spread the mushrooms on a baking sheet and brush with the sauce, place in the oven for 30 minutes.

Make the slaw: Toss together all of the slaw ingredients and set aside until ready to use.

Make the sandwiches: Use forks to shred the mushrooms then toss with the rest of the sauce and serve in sandwiches with the slaw.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

Grey plate of pulled mushroom sandwiches with a blue bowl of slaw

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Expert tips for making pulled mushroom sandwiches…

To make this recipe gluten free simply use your favourite brand of gluten free rolls and switch the soy sauce for tamari

To keep this recipe vegan use your preferred brand of vegan mayo in the slaw

If you want to make ahead part of this recipe then you can prepare the sauce up to 2 days before and the slaw up to a day before and store in the fridge until ready to continue with the recipe

Want more? Try these other sandwich recipes!

 

Close up shot of veggie pulled pork sandwich with slaw on a grey plate

Veggie Pulled Pork Sandwich with Slaw

This veggie pulled pork is honestly as good as the real thing! It's made from mushrooms and a delicious homemade BBQ sauce then served in sandwiches with a creamy slaw.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 408kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 4 Rolls I like brioche buns
  • 8 Portobello Mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed

For the Slaw

  • 1/2 Red Cabbage shredded
  • 2 Carrots julienned
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • 1 bunch Coriander chopped
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 200°C/400°Whisk together the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, vegetable oil, smoked paprika and garlic. Place the mushrooms on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Brush over the sauce and place in the oven, cook for 30 minutes.
  • Mix together all of the slaw ingredients and set aside.
  • When the mushrooms have finished cooking use 2 forks to shred them, drizzle over a little more sauce and toss. Serve in rolls with slaw.
Nutrition Facts
Veggie Pulled Pork Sandwich with Slaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 1116mg47%
Potassium 1091mg31%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 6814IU136%
Vitamin C 71mg86%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 13mg72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Paula Montenegro
    26/07/2019 at 10:50 AM

    5 stars
    This is an amazing idea! I love pulled pork to death, but eating healthier is always on my to-do list. So, I’m keeping this recipe close by!

  • Reply
    David
    26/07/2019 at 11:33 AM

    5 stars
    I like traditional pulled pork a lot, but am also a fan of mushrooms so like this idea!

  • Reply
    Kelly Anthony
    26/07/2019 at 12:39 PM

    5 stars
    The crunch from the slaw goes perfectly with the veggie pulled pork mixture. This sandwich is a great option for meatless Mondays.

  • Reply
    Alina | Cooking Journey Blog
    26/07/2019 at 1:47 PM

    5 stars
    I like all the spices that you used. I’m sure if I make your veggie pork, I’ll enjoy it as a snack or lunch!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    26/07/2019 at 5:06 PM

    5 stars
    Wait what? This is veggie pulled pork? Omg I have to make this asap. Sounds absolutely amazing. And it’s so much healthier than real deal. Love this!

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