Pulled Lion's Mane BBQ Sandwich

BBQ is the ultimate summertime meal, and while we are personally partial to chicken 🐓, pork 🐖, and beef 🐄 , it’s always fun to try something a little adventurous– like this BBQ pulled mushroom sandwich.

Lion’s mane mushroom is packed with nutritional content and is even showing promise as a potential treatment for degenerative brain conditions. It’s also delicious. It’s buttery and slightly sweet, and when you fry it up alone in a healthy amount of butter, they take on a mild seafood-like flavor. Some say it tastes like crab! 🦀


Its flaky texture makes it perfect for shredding up, and the way it absorbs flavor makes it incredibly versatile, especially as a meat substitute. We recently tried it out for ourselves in the form of a tasty BBQ sandwich, and let’s just say we should have doubled the recipe. So good!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 pack of lion’s mane mushrooms 🍄

  • 1 tablespoon of butter 🧈

  • Your favorite BBQ sauce

  • White onion, sliced 🧅

  • Oakleaf lettuce 🥬

  • Microgreens (we used red rambo, but spicy salad mix would be delicious too!) 🌱

  • Brioche bun (it’s best if you toast it 😉)


Here’s how to make it:

  1. Shred your lion’s mane mushrooms into small pieces and place them in a bowl.

  2. Cover with BBQ sauce. Mix well. Let marinate for at least an hour.

  3. Make sure your mushrooms are evenly coated with BBQ sauce before adding them to a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat.

  4. Cook until mushrooms begin to caramelize and brown.

  5. Serve on bun, topped with oakleaf lettuce, microgreens, onion, and maybe a little mayo or extra BBQ sauce!


**Tip: Cheese is a great addition to this sandwich. We like cheddar, but next time, we’re going to try some of the yummy cheese that Tres Bien Creamery has at the Farmer’s Market! 😋



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