Pulled Mushroom Burgers

Yes, those are Pulled Mushroom Burgers you see before your eyes! The filling may indeed look like pulled pork, but I kid you not, that is well and truly a king trumpet mushroom in disguise. Smothered in smoky BBQ glaze and shredded to delicious sticky, succulent threads of tastiness.

stack of BBQ glazed sticky pulled mushroom burgers in golden brown sesame and brioche buns on wooden table next to pot of ketchup and glass of coke

Super simple burgers that are easy to prepare and ready in less than an hour. They are also vegan and gluten-free.

top view of white vintage metal tray filled with stack of burgers in pile on wooden tray next to glass of cola

Questions about Pulled Mushroom Burgers

How do I make pulled mushroom burgers? King trumpet (or king oyster) mushrooms are shredded raw using a fork then baked to remove excess moisture before being cooked in a sticky sauce.

Can I use any type of mushroom for pulled mushroom burgers? King trumpet mushrooms achieve a really stringy texture when shredded. Other mushrooms are not able to achieve this to such an extent. They are usually more delicate and tend to rip or break. One possible alternative would be Portobello mushrooms since these are also large, strong and meaty.

What is a King Trumpet mushroom? A king trumpet mushroom is also known as a king oyster mushroom and is a tough, large fungus. It has a meaty texture which makes it an ideal alternative for meat in many recipes.

Do I need an oven to make pulled mushroom? The pulled mushroom shreds can be placed straight into a frying pan but may not lose as much water content as in the oven, giving it less of a pulled pork texture.


Serving size:

Serves 2-4


  • 3 king trumpet mushrooms
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 60ml BBQ sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Rapeseed oil to cook


  1. Preheat oven to 220℃.
  2. Using a fork, shred the raw mushrooms into stringy threads, including the caps.
  3. Add to a baking tray with a drizzle of oil, paprika, garlic powder and salt and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a pan with the BBQ sauce and allow to simmer for a further 10-15 minutes.
  5. Stuff into burger buns.

Made this Recipe?

If you had a go at these Pulled Mushroom Burgers, please feel free to give me a shout on Instagram at @foodflaneur  – would love to see your pics!

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Smoky Tofu Steak with Sticky Cola Sauce

Noodle Donut with Crispy Tofu

Mushroom Minced Meat

Big Thanks to…

Lazy Cat Kitchen for my food inspo. You can find their recipe here:

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close up view of pile of many pulled mushroom burgers to see details of sticky glazed mushroom filling inside burger buns.

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