BBQ Pulled Mushrooms
Come on and dig in! That’s all this tantalizing BBQ Pulled Mushroom recipe does - grab you by the tastebuds for a savory meal. For all you vegans out there, here is a mushroom delight which gives the appearance of meat while being totally meat-free. Meat lovers, you will be amazed that this sweet, savory and smoky flavored mushroom dish has no meat. Yummy! This recipe owes credit to its star ingredient - shiitake mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms are stars because they act like warriors battling to boost your body’s immunity and function. WOW!
Health Benefits Of Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Here are the reasons why:
- Treating breast and prostate cancer.
- Boosting of the immune system.
- Combating flu and colds.
- Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Alleviates stomach ache and eczema.
- Is an anti-aging agent.
- Helps to support heart health.
- Treating sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS, Herpes and Hepatitis B.
Nutrition Facts For Shiitake Mushrooms
Well, guess what, we’ve got the scoop on the nutritional facts for shiitake mushrooms. Here we go:
- Low in calories
- High in fiber
- Rich vitamins such as B5, B6, and D
- Rich in minerals such as copper, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, manganese, zinc and folate
Why You Should Eat More Shiitake Mushrooms?
We are happy to provide you with additional reasons why you should have some of these amazing shiitake mushrooms. Have a look:
- It’s an umami flavor food making it rather filling, which can, in turn, assist in weight loss, as you can eat less and feel sated.
- As it’s loaded with vitamin D, say hello to stronger bones as this miracle plant helps to increase your bone density.
- It promises antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties.
How Else Do People Use Shiitake Mushrooms?
Our BBQ Pulled Mushrooms recipe is readily available from prep to cooking within half an hour. The shiitake mushrooms are simmered for fifteen minutes until tender to also absorb that delicious BBQ sauce. However, there are many other ways to use shiitake mushrooms.
They may be used fresh or dried in soups, stir fry, stews, and other dishes. Shiitake mushrooms have also been made into supplements as a medicinal substance to treat a variety of ailments including poor circulation and inflammation.
How Do They Add Flavor To A Recipe?
Get this! Shiitake mushrooms have been described as having an ‘umami’ flavor, which is Japanese for ‘a pleasant savory taste’. They have also been described as having a meaty flavor. Our BBQ sauce simply enhances the already meaty flavor possessed by the shiitake mushroom. WOW!
Why They Are A Good Swap For Meat?
Fact is, shiitake mushrooms contain some amino acids which are also found in meat. Also, they are a great source of other health-promoting elements and compounds which keep the body in tip-top shape! Some of these compounds also assist in keeping heart-related issues at bay while lowering cholesterol levels.
Whether you love meat, are strictly vegan, or just exploring recipe options, this BBQ Pulled Mushroom recipe is worth a spin. Let us know what you think about this delicious lunch option recipe! While you’re at it, try out our Vegan Mushroom Quinoa Breakfast Hash.
These barbecue pulled mushrooms are a meatless way to enjoy the sweet and savory smoked flavor of barbecue. Served over rich polenta with a side of creamy coleslaw, this recipe is sure to please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!
BBQ Pulled Mushrooms Ingredients:
- 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 8 oz. baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup dry polenta
For BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- ¼ cup coconut aminos
- 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon granulated onion
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
For Cole Slaw
- 4 cups shredded coleslaw mix
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper