Easy BBQ Pulled Mushrooms

A plant-based dish that is sure to satisfy that pulled meat craving! Mushrooms are considered a “meaty” vegetable high in umami flavour making them a perfect plant-based option for a pulled sandwich or taco.

Try these quick and easy pulled mushrooms on top of your favourite taco or sandwich tonight!     

Prep time: 15 minutes      
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 large portobella mushrooms*
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced onions
  • 1/4 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) favourite BBQ sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Remove the stems of the portobella and set aside. Remove the gills from the mushroom caps and place mushroom caps, bottom side up, on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 20 minutes.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in onions, salt and pepper. Cook for 8 minutes stirring. Meanwhile, use your hands or two forks to “pull” the mushroom stems apart. Remove mushrooms from the oven and once cool enough to handle shred the mushrooms using your hands or two forks.

Stir shredded mushrooms into the onions and BBQ sauce. Cook stirring over medium-low for five minutes. Serve as a sandwich, in lettuce wraps or use in tacos.

*If using king oyster mushrooms, follow same process but use 1 lb (500 g).

Enjoy!

 

Mushroom Veggie Burgers

The plant-based cuisine movement continues to grow in popularity and this wholesome mushroom veggie burger recipe packs a nutrition and flavour punch! These burgers are full of nutrients and the hearty mushrooms leave you feeling satisfied.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 13 minutes
Makes: 5 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 1 cm x 1cm cubed hearty mushrooms (portobella, shiitake, crimini)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) onion, minced
  • 1 19 fl oz can (540 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Montreal steak spice
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil

Directions

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms, zucchini and onions, cook for 3 minutes. Set aside in a large bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

In a medium sized bowl, mash 3/4 of the black beans (around 1 ½ cups) with a fork or potato masher. Add into the large bowl with the mushroom mixture. Next, stir in remaining black beans, eggs, breadcrumbs, steak spice and garlic powder. Mix until well combined and let sit for 10 minutes.

Form burgers by squeezing 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the burger mixture in your hand and forming a patty, make sure to press the burgers together tightly.

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Cook burgers for 5 minutes on each side making sure to flip gently. Cook until golden brown on each side.

Serve and dress the burger however you like.

Enjoy!

Mushroom Pierogi Bites

When it comes to comfort food, pierogi are hard to beat! These mushroom and potato filled dumplings have a delicious savoury filling that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a full meal. Serve with sautéed mushrooms, sour cream, and chives.

 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Makes: 40 pierogi

 

Ingredients

Pierogi dough:

  • 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500 mL) full fat (14%) sour cream

Filling:

  • 1 tbsp (250 mL) salted butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 lb (8 oz) crimini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded cheddar cheese

Garnishes:

  • 1/2 cup (250 mL) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (80 mL) sliced chives
  • Sautéed button mushrooms

 

Directions

Pierogi dough: In a large bowl stir together flour and sour cream with a wooden spoon until the dough begins to come together. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface. Knead gently with your fingertips for 2 to 5 minutes taking care not to overwork it. Knead until the ingredients are blended and the dough is slightly smooth on the outside. Gather into a ball, wrap in plastic, and let rest for a minimum of 20 minutes.

 

Filling: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in onion and cook for 3 minutes. Mix in mushrooms, salt and pepper. Cook stirring for 5 minutes until mushrooms and onions are caramelized. In a medium sized bowl mix together cooked mushrooms, mashed potatoes and cheese until well combined.

 

Making pierogi: Using lightly floured hands, break off 1 tbsp of dough. Use a rolling pin to gently roll out 1 tbsp (15 mL) of dough into a 3-inch round disk on a well-floured surface. Repeat to make around 40 disks. Keep covered as you work so they don’t dry out.

To fill, hold dough disk flat in your palm and spoon 1 tbsp (15 mL) of filling into centre. Fold the round in half to enclose the filling. Seal the pierogi by pinching the edges together with a fork. Set the filled pierogi on a baking sheet. Repeat process to make around 40 pierogi total. Keep pierogi covered until they are all filled and ready to cook.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, drop the pierogi into the water in batches of 5-8, stirring occasionally. Once they float to the top, cook for another 3 minutes. Melt butter in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. With a slotted spoon, remove pierogi from the boiling water. Without crowding the pan, add the drained pierogi and cook until golden brown on both sides, around 1 minute per side. Serve either as individual bites for an appetizer or in a bowl for a full meal. Garnish with sautéed button mushrooms, a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of diced chives.

Enjoy!

Halloumi Kebabs

Halloumi Kebabs

Eating with your hands is tradition at a barbecue and these skewers are no exception! The salty halloumi cheese is the perfect complement to the umami-rich mushrooms. Customize these skewers any way you like!

Ingredients

250g halloumi cheese
1 yellow pepper, deseeded
1 red onion
8 large white or crimini mushrooms
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh chopped coriander
juice of 1 lime
1 clove of garlic, crushed
freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1. Cut the cheese, pepper and onion into even-sized pieces about 1 inch (2.5 cm) square.
2. In a large bowl, mix the oil, coriander, lime, garlic and plenty of ground black pepper. Stir in the cheese, pepper, onion and mushrooms and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 mins or overnight if preferred. 3. When you’re ready to barbecue the kebabs, thread the cheese and vegetables onto skewers.
4. Place the kebabs over the hot coals, turning occasionally until charred at the edges – about 10 minutes. Brush with leftover marinade juices as you turn them.
5. Serve with a green salad.

mushroom pappardelle

Mushroom Pappardelle with Gorgonzola Cream and Walnuts

Even those weary of blue cheese, will savour this creamy Gorgonzola pasta loaded with golden locally grown mushrooms, crisp sage, and toasted walnuts. Not for the faint of heart, this decadent dish is easy enough for a quick weekday dinner yet impressive enough for entertaining. Serve with a salad of bitter greens and lemon to cut the richness of the sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Kathy Jollimore from Wild Card Creative

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 4

Ingredients

½ lb./250 g. pappardelle
2 tbsp butter
24 sage leaves
1 lb./450 g mixed mushrooms (cinnamon cap, shitake, king oyster
2 tbsp white wine (optional)
1 cup heavy cream
4 oz./113 g. Gorgonzola Dolce, plus more to taste
¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Method

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Heat butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Fry half the sage leaves until crisp, about 1-2 minutes. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate.Repeat with remaining sage.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the skillet. Cook until golden brown. Remove and keep warm.
  4. Add the wine, scraping the bottom of the pan to release any browned bits.
  5. Cook until reduced by half. Add the cream and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened.
  6. Whisk in the cheese, adding more to taste if desired.
  7. Add the pasta and mushrooms, tossing to coat the noodles. Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with sage leaves.