One of the fun things I enjoy about being plant based is recreating recipes that people would have never imagined being possible to make with plants. My most recent creation is a pulled pork sandwich and I didn’t use any meat substitutes, I used plants! Often times I feel like vegans use a lot of meat substitutes that are filled with gluten, wheat, soy, and other fillers that aren’t very good for us and can cause digestion complications, breakouts and other skin issues. The superstar of this dish are Portobello mushrooms for the Get Your Vibes Portobello Pulled Pork Sammie!
With the season transitioning to fall this is the perfect recipe for a lazy day or night at home. I enjoyed mine on a Sunday curled up on the couch watching football!
Here is what you’ll need:
Serves 4-5 (or two sammies for two-three people, I definitely had seconds!)
6 Portobello mushrooms
Bag of buns (preferably gluten free)
1-2 bunches of scallions
3-4 cloves of minced garlic
Vegan Barbecue Sauce (I used Annie’s sweet and spicy)
Hoisin sauce (majority of the brands are vegan)
Liquid aminos or soy sauce
1 medium red onion
You want to start by preheating the oven to 350. Thinly slice the Portobello mushrooms and add them to a baking pan or sheet. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and combine. Bake the mushrooms for 20-25 minutes. While the shrooms are baking heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil on the stove top. Add the minced garlic and about 1 BIG handful of chopped scallions (save some for the sammies) to the pan and sauté until golden brown. Once the mushrooms are done add them to the pan and mix them in with the scallions and garlic. After it’s been mixed add ¼ cup of barbecue sauce and ¼ of hoisin sauce, and 1-2 tablespoons of liquid aminos. Combine, keep on low heat and let the flavors marinate together. Toast the buns, add a layer of mayo to the top and bottom, thinly slice cucumber and red onion and add to the bottom bun, portion the shredded mushroom mixture on the buns, top with scallions and sesame seeds and serve!
I served mine with a side of sweet chipotle potatoes chips and it was delish!