Vegan BBQ 'Shroom Buns



Don't they look good?

These BBQ 'Shroom Buns are from Food Love Stories brought to you by Tesco. You must have seen the billboards, recipes in store or videos in your Facebook stream? I've rather enjoyed them. They're much more appealing than the run-of-the-mill supermarket campaigns and it's great they have recipe cards for their customers to try, which consider different dietary needs.

I have a Tesco in walking distance from my house, which is handy, although we've always bought our groceries there because they've always been a good supermarket for veggies to shop in. I can get everything I need in the one shop. Now I'm cooking vegan meals and they're helping me out with that too. I'm seeing more and more vegan products in-store every week.



Vegan BBQ 'Shroom Buns


There's a huge selection of dairy-free products including vegan milk, cheese, cream, yoghurt and creme fraiche and the freezer aisle is filling up with lots of savoury and sweet products, including a new chocolate ice cream from Alpro, which is blooming delicious!

Then there's all the fresh produce, the free-from section, the superfoods and lots of other vegan products dotted around the store. It's making life much easier for us, they're really supporting the vegan community. A vegan diet really can be quick, affordable and tasty.

Check out my post Best 60 Vegan & Dairy Free Products (UK) to see some of my favourite vegan products from Tesco.






These BBQ 'Shroom Buns were created by Chef Derek Sarno who is the co-founder of Wickedly Healthy and was formerly the Global Executive Chef for Whole Foods Market. This guy knows his stuff! 

His company promotes an 80/20 diet. He says we should "Shoot for 80% healthy, 20% wicked and you’ll be 100% sexy".  I'm wholeheartedly behind him there.



Vegan BBQ 'Shroom Buns

Now pay close attention to the recipe, you'll never hear me utter the words "add mushrooms to the pan, cover them in baking paper and put a pot half full of water to flatten them". Too cheffy for this self-taught cook, but I have to say they are utterly delicious.


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Vegan BBQ 'Shroom Buns
Vegan BBQ 'Shroom Buns
Smoky BBQ mushrooms in deli buns with lettuce leaves, red onion and chilli. A great vegan lunch or team them with sweet potato fries and a dressed green salad for dinner.
Ingredients
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, stalks trimmed
  • 125g shiitake mushrooms, stalks discarded
  • 150g Portobello mushrooms, trimmed and underside removed
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 4 multiseed deli rolls, scored down the middle
  • 4 leaves Sweet Gem lettuce, shredded
  • 4 tbsp Tennessee BBQ inspired sauce, plus extra to serve
  • ½ red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and sliced
  • a small handful coriander
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to gas 5, 190°C, fan 170°C. Reserve 6 chestnut mushrooms then thinly slice the rest and all of the shiitakes. Set aside.2. Scoop out and discard the inside of the Portobellos before use, as they can be bitter. Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the reserved chestnut mushrooms and the Portobellos to the pan. Cover with baking paper and put a saucepan half filled with water on top to flatten. Cook for 5 minutes each side, until juicy. Once cooked, thickly slice the Portobellos and transfer all the cooked mushrooms to a bowl. Toss in 2 tbsp BBQ sauce.3. In the same pan, add another ½ tbsp oil and the sliced shiitake and chestnut mushrooms. Leave for 1-2 minutes, then stir and cook for a further 2-3 minutes each side, until crispy. Add to the bowl with the other mushrooms; toss. Tip onto a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove; set aside. 4. Fry the remaining oil, spices and rosemary for 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms to the oil, tossing to coat. Season.5. Microwave the rolls for 15 seconds to soften, if you like, then fill with the lettuce and mushrooms. Finish with the remaining BBQ sauce, red onion, chilli and coriander. Serve with extra BBQ sauce.
Details
Total time:
Calories per serving: 373 calories
Yield: Serves 4



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Disclosure: I recreated this recipe for Tesco to support their Food Love Stories. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

32 comments

  1. Yeyy, love this!! I am not much of a meat eater, and I love to find meat alternatives. Those buns look super tasty!!

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    1. I do hope you try it, it's really good. The buns are deli rolls were from Tesco too.

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  2. What a great and easy lunch! I'll wait until the wild mushrooms are in season to try this! I also love the 80/20 diet approach.

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    1. Don't deny yourself Julia, try it before then and yes to the 80/20.

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  3. Looks fantastic! As an aspiring vegan I find it very encouraging that the awareness of the growing demand for vegan products are growing. Makes life much easier!

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    1. It does and Tesco are really good for vegan and veggie products. I am noticing more products every time I'm in store.

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  4. I love the idea of 80% and 20%. That is brilliant and these look amazing! I'm not a huge mushroom fan but I do like this idea a lot

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    1. Yes it's a good way to live and how can you not like mushrooms? Maybe you will like them in the BBQ sauce.

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  5. They look perfect with loads of veggies !!

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    1. Yes they would. Tasty, tasty mushrooms.

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  6. This burger looks and sounds fab, Tesco is my nearest supermarket so I tend to go there the most:-)

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    1. You should give these a go them Camilla, I be your kids would love them.

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  7. This sounds like a healthy vegan mushroom food idea for summer. =) I think my friends would enjoy this a lot and bbq is anyway always a favorite.

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    1. Yes they are the perfect summer lunch, but the BBQ is just the smoky BBQ sauce.

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  8. Absolutely love the look of this veggie bun, I'm sure it tastes amazing too! And I totally agree with what chef Sarno said about eating healthy :)

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    1. Me too Andrea and it did taste rather fabulous!

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  9. I totally agree with him! A 80/20 is the way to go! Now as for these scrumptious looking shroom buns, I'm literally drooling! They look and sound incredibly delicious :)

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    1. Yes it's definitely a good plan and a lot more reasonable long term. The 'shroom buns were gorgeous.

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  10. Those sound delish! Perfect for some summertime eats!

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    1. Oh yes great for the summer and sitting in the garden.

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  11. Yes please to shroom buns, they look awesome. I love that 80/20 rule. I suspect I'm 50/50 and really must try harder!

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    1. Haha, me too probably too much wine for me lol!

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  12. Fascinating way to cook mushrooms! The recipe looks lovely though

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    1. Yes, it's not the way I would usually cook them, they taste wonderful though. So much flavour.

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  13. Tesco really has upped its game lately. Like you say, every time you go in there are more vegan products to investigate. The recipe you've highlighted from their latest campaign looks very tasty but very easy. And Derek isn't hard on the eye ;-)

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    1. Definitely, it makes life much easier and yes tot Derek ;)

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  14. You've really done justice to this recipe, sounds like the sort of recipe meat lovers would really enjoy - mushrooms can be quite 'meaty' tasting. If only more people knew how 'meaty' vegan food can be... Pinning it:)

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    1. Yes, I think it's a good way to go to introduce people to a vegan or veggie diet. They were so good.

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  15. Wow, this recipe is dream-like. I tried it yesterday and I proved just how delicious it is. The ingredients go super well together and you easily find yourself devouring in a matter of seconds! hahaha. Love it!

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    1. OH I'm glad you tried it and enjoyed it. It is rather good.

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  16. They do look really good, but I can't imagine that whole flattening process either. My sliced mushrooms usually end up pretty flat once fried anyway! But the flavours all sound fabulous.

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    1. Haha I though that too. Those chefs and their cheffy ways ;)

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