Soooooo this was BEYOND delicious. My husband and I fell in love with brisket sandwiches once we stopped eating pork a few years back. Here in Memphis there are a head-spinning amount of BBQ joints to choose from and we frequently indulged in a BBQ Smoked Brisket Sandwich. But now we’re transitioning to a plant based lifestyle and the cravings are driving us insane!!!!!! That’s when the BBQ mushroom sandwich just fell in my lap and saved the day 🙂 I was interested in trying the BBQ Jack-fruit Sandwich that’s been all the rage in the vegan community, but I couldn’t get my hands on a fresh jack-fruit, so I figured mushrooms should do the trick and as usual I was right LOL. Mushrooms are such a great meat alternative. They are easily manipulated and have such a great texture. Now on to the recipe…
The secret to making the sandwich taste like an authentic BBQ sandwich is the sauce! Now I wasn’t feeling very Master Chef like when making this, so I used a bottle of $1 Honey BBQ sauce from Family Dollar with some brown sugar & garlic powder mixed in. But I have a really good homemade BBQ Sauce recipe…
- 2 cups ketchup.
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar.
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar.
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave.
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
- 1 teaspoon salt.
- 1 teaspoon onion powder.
- 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce optional.
You’ll need to heat all ingredients to a simmer and mix well. If you’re being basic like myself just heat the bottled BBQ sauce with brown sugar and stir.
Now for the mushrooms. You’ll want to heat your oven to 400 degrees and roast the mushrooms for 30 minutes. Then heat oven to 550 degrees to broil them for about 10 mins. While the mushrooms are roasting, mix the kale slaw together. Kale slaw recipe…
- 1/2 bunch of kale, chopped
- 1 cup of shredded purple cabbage
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of sugar optional
Once the mushrooms are done, you’ll get two forks and shred the mushrooms apart. This step is a little tedious, but very worth it. You could opt to just slice or mince them. Although the shredded look just makes more sense for a BBQ sandwich. Once they’re all shredded, toss them with some smoked paprika and saute’ them in your BBQ sauce.
Now you’ll just have to build your sandwich and enjoy!!!!!