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BBQ Sandwich Heaven, Vegan And Messy!

BBQ Sandwich Heaven, Vegan And Messy!

vegan BBQ sandwich

A BBQ Sandwich Made With Portobellos!

We have a  BBQ sandwich that is absolutely irresistible, dripping in all the sauce goodness.   This vegan sandwich will rock your world with its chewy texture and saucy vibes.  Chef Marlon Rison, AKA PlantBasedG, will show us how to make this delectable meal, with all his kitchen vigor!



Our BBQ Sandwich Chef Has a Remarkable Story!

Marlon Rison, a.k.a. PlantbasedG, transitioned to a vegan lifestyle during the summer of 2017 in an effort to improve his health, but he quickly grew to appreciate his compassion for animals and all that comes with a vegan lifestyle. His open-minded personality led him to seek out like-minded people at live events and through social media. And his world changed as a result.

Through these interactions, opportunities began to surface for him such as speaking engagements, in-person and live-streamed, special focus interviews, and even recognition from VegNews as one of the “Black Vegans” you need to follow on Instagram.

Marlon’s most recent venture was the compilation of his first cookbook—The Quarantine 15. A collection of 15 (plus one bonus) curated vegan recipes to comfort the soul and nourish the body. Make sure to be on the lookout for his next book featuring mushrooms!!!

Marlon’s greatest passion is to be a change agent, providing a living breathing example of what can be done if you treat yourself with love—beginning with what you feed your body.

We love Marlon!  He is such a cool guy, and quite the inspiration….AND….and amazing chef!  The meals he cooks for us are always exciting and delicious, unique just like him!

Marlon Rison
Marlon Rison.


Now Back To This Dripping BBQ Sandwich…

Portobello mushrooms are perfect for making delicious vegan meals, and they are so good for mimicking a “meat” texture if that’s your thing.  Marlon proved that with today’s recipe.  I have ordered at restaurants such things as vegan “pulled pork” sandwiches, or vegan “beef” burritos, made with mushrooms as the main “meat” and they were delicious!  Add some spices and sauces and you will certainly find yourself in heaven.  The messier, the better!


BBQ Sandwich ingredients
The ingredients for this vegan BBQ sandwich.


You gotta have a side of fries with this meal!


The BBQ Sandwich Filling
The cooked mushroom used for the “meat” of this vegan sandwich.


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vegan BBQ Sandwhich
The completed vegan BBQ sandwich. Stuffed with all the fixings, including fries!


vegan BBQ Sandwich
The sandwich cut in half. look at that messy deliciousness!


vegan BBQ sandwich
The beautiful, tall, stuffed, vegan BBQ sandwich.


Ready To Get Cooking?

I am providing the recipe below for this INCREDIBLE vegan BBQ sandwich.  This is a top favorite recipe for me.  It looks so delicious, dripping in goodness!  And I love when mushrooms are used as a vegan “meat.”  It is a perfect choice!  If you are looking for more fabulous vegan recipes to make for yourself at home, we have a bunch for you to choose from so check those out!  And, there is a new website to join called where you can spread your vegan vibes and meet other like-minded people in your neighborhood, so be sure to join!  Until next time…



Course Main Courses
Cuisine American


  • 2 medium size portabella mushrooms
  • ¼ cup of veggie broth
  • 1 tbsp of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of chipotle red flakes seasoning
  • 1 tbsp of pepper
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp of garlic salt
  • ½ cup of diced red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup of diced onions
  • ½ cup of chopped kale
  • 2 tbsp of liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp of avocado oil
  • 1 cup of BBQ sauce
  • Pickles
  • Hamburger buns
  • French Fries cooked
  • Large/heavy pot or cast iron skillet


  • Preheat a large skillet (large enough to hold both mushrooms) on medium heat and add 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Add veggie broth to skillet. Place the portabella mushrooms upside down in skillet, combine spices in a bowl and equally sprinkle inside of each shroom. We have a shroom bowl to hold the flavors!
  • Time to smash the shrooms. Place a heavy pot or skillet on top of porta’s while in skillet. This will help remove excess water and flatten out while allowing cooking through easier. At the same time the shrooms will absorb all of the surrounding flavors. Cook on medium to medium low heat for 30 minutes using smash technique.
  • Remove heavy object from mushrooms. They should be flattened out by now and full of flavor. Flip shrooms over, turn heat on medium high so we can blacken. Flip consistently and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • While porta’s are in skillet slice each one long way into strips. Remove and in a separate bowl add ½ cup of BBQ sauce and liquid smoke. Coat shroom strips well.
  • Let’s make the sandwich. Toast buns then layer in this order…bun, chopped kale, diced onions, diced bell peppers, saucy porto slices, pickles, French Fries and top bun. Trust me; this is going to be good! Enjoy!
Keyword vegan
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