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King Oyster Mushroom Pulled Pork

By shredding king oyster mushrooms, seasoning with spices, and baking, you can create a vegan mushroom pulled pork that rivals the real stuff! Perfect on sandwiches, tacos, nachos…or whenever you need pulled pork.

Vegan mushroom pulled pork on a white background and white plate - By shredding king oyster mushrooms, seasoning with spices, and baking, you can create a vegan mushroom pulled pork that rivals the real stuff! Perfect on sandwiches, tacos, nachos...or whenever you need pulled pork.

Back in March I had a week break between finishing my master’s thesis and beginning my internship with Unilever. And in that week I cooked up a storm. A hurricane. A typhoon of all the recipes to be shared on the blog in the foreseeable future so I could focus on creating popsicles for the soon-to-be (next spring!) cookbook. But then I made this mushroom pulled pork and my plan nearly went out the window. Because I love the stuff so much that I wanted to share it ASAP!

But I couldn’t share it. Because mushroom week was so far away and my Type A personality was not about to break from our featured ingredient tradition. So I sat. And waited. And then suddenly summer came and as if it were Christmas…MUSHROOM WEEK is HERE! And so, friends, I can finally share one of my most favorite new recipes with you.

We make this recipe no less than once a week, sometimes with a different blend of spices or sauce, but always with the same core: king oysters shredded with a fork + baked til the edges are crispy. The pulled pork loving tulip-man happily gulfs them down on sandwiches, salads, nachos, and tacos. Ready to try out your new favorite vegetarian meat substitute?

Making pulled mushrooms with a fork and shredding - By shredding king oyster mushrooms, seasoning with spices, and baking, you can create a vegan mushroom pulled pork that rivals the real stuff! Perfect on sandwiches, tacos, nachos...or whenever you need pulled pork.Vegan mushroom pulled pork on a white background and white plate - By shredding king oyster mushrooms, seasoning with spices, and baking, you can create a vegan mushroom pulled pork that rivals the real stuff! Perfect on sandwiches, tacos, nachos...or whenever you need pulled pork.Vegan mushroom pulled pork on a white background and white plate - By shredding king oyster mushrooms, seasoning with spices, and baking, you can create a vegan mushroom pulled pork that rivals the real stuff! Perfect on sandwiches, tacos, nachos...or whenever you need pulled pork.

Vegan mushroom pulled pork on a white background and white plate - By shredding king oyster mushrooms, seasoning with spices, and baking, you can create a vegan mushroom pulled pork that rivals the real stuff! Perfect on sandwiches, tacos, nachos...or whenever you need pulled pork.
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Mushroom Pulled Pork

By shredding king oyster mushrooms, seasoning with spices, and baking, you can create a vegan mushroom pulled pork that rivals the real stuff!
Course Main Dishes
Keyword mushroom pulled pork, vegan pulled pork, vegetarian pulled pork
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Game Day
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 163 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 4 king oyster mushrooms*
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 mL, divided
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce 60 g

Instructions

  1. Shred Mushrooms: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Using two forks, shred the stems and caps roughly into pieces. Set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. 

  2. Bake: Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of the oil, paprika, salt, cayenne, and garlic. Toss around to evenly coat the mushrooms, then bake for 20 minutes, or until mushrooms are a bit crispy and brown on the edges.

  3. Sauté: Heat remaining 1 Tbsp oil in a large saute pan over medium high. Transfer cooked mushrooms to pan and add BBQ sauce. Stir and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until mixture is thick and fragrant. Serve warm on sandwiches, nachos, salads, tacos...or whenever you eat pulled pork!

Notes

*You can use regular oyster mushrooms if you can’t find king oysters, though you will need many more (about 3 heaping cups). Button or champignon mushrooms don't work well in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.2g 16%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Sodium 448mg 19%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15.4g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 6.9g
Protein 0.3g 1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for making easy vegetarian recipes like this Mushroom Pulled Pork possible! Be sure to snap a photo and tag #liveeatlearn if you try it!

Comments (4)

  1. GWB says:

    Could you use large portabella?

    1. Sarah says:

      Portobello isn’t going to shred into that classic “pulled pork” quite the same. I’ve found it makes for chunkier pieces, but tasty nonetheless! 😀

  2. Ivory says:

    OMG, I want this now. Looks so mouthwatering.

    1. Sarah says:

      Hahah, I wish I could send you some! But it’s quick to make, of course 😉

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