BBQ Mushroom Sandwich

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

By taking a little time to cook down mushrooms, you can create this meatless “pulled pork” that rivals the real stuff! Your kitchen will fill with the aroma of the seasonings and BBQ sauce, calling everyone to the dinner table. You could even add a little coleslaw to each sandwich, or serve it on the side to round out the meal.

“This is the very perfection of man, to find out his own imperfections.”

Saint Augustine

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby bella or white button mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce (whatever brand is your favorite)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 Tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Slice mushrooms on a cutting board, then transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add all seasonings to the mushrooms and use tongs to toss and coat well.
  4. Heat large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and mushrooms and sauté for 4 minutes.
  5. Transfer mushrooms back to the mixing bowl and add 1 cup of the BBQ sauce. Use tongs again to toss and coat well.
  6. Transfer mushroom mixture to a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread them out in a single layer, and bake in oven for 10 minutes until they are crispy and brown on the edges.
  7. Meanwhile, slice and butter your buns, and toast them in the same cast iron skillet you used to cook the mushrooms.
  8. Remove mushrooms from oven and evenly distribute them on the bottom half of the buns.
  9. Spread 2 Tablespoons of the remaining BBQ sauce on each top half of the buns.
  10. Serve sandwiches with a side of barbecue flavored potato chips.

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