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Vegan Pulled Pork Burger with Caramelized Onion

This is the best vegan pulled pork burger recipe you’ll ever make! Made with no exotic and expensive ingredients, just with simple, affordable foods. 

I’ve done it! I created the best vegan pulled pork burger ever! No exotic and hard to find ingredients, such as Jackfruits, just simple, affordable mushrooms! I am so excited to share this recipe with you! It was AAAAAAHHHHMAZING!

In case you’re not familiar with what pulled pork means, you should know that this is a method of cooking pork. The meat is cooked slowly at low temperatures, allowing it to become tender enough so that it can be “pulled”, or easily separated into individual pieces. If you take a look at how the original, meat-based pulled pork recipes look like, you’ll see that this vegan version looks exactly the same! 🙂

I can’t contain my happiness! 😀 After I made the vegan steak I didn’t think I would be able to make something better than that when it comes to fake meats, but I was wrong! Oh…so wrong! I know, I know, I’m not modest at all, but after you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll understand what I’m talking about! 🙂

Want to grow oyster mushrooms at home? Check out this mushroom farm kit!

I am 100% sure omnivores will have a hard time noticing that these are not made with meat, but mushrooms instead! Completely cruelty-free – 100% delicious!

I used almost the same blend of spices I created for the vegan steak recipe. You can use this spice mix if you want to give your recipes a delicious BBQ taste.

As you can suspect, eating this vegan pulled pork burger was a complete mess. Oh, but a tasty, tasty mess. 😀

vegan pulled pork burger with caramelized onion Burger vegan
vegan pulled pork burger with caramelized onion Burger vegan

Vegan Pulled Pork Burger with Caramelized Onion
This is the best vegan pulled pork burger recipe you'll ever make! Made with no exotic and expensive ingredients, just with simple, affordable foods.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 328 kcal


  • 500 g oyster mushrooms Pleurotus
  • 6 burger buns I used gluten-free hamburger buns by Schar
  • 3 Tbsps vegan mayo
  • arugula

Condiments mix:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsps carob powder
  • 1 Tbsp vegan barbecue sauce
  • 3 Tbsps sunflower oil
  • 2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt to taste

BBQ spice mix:

  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp coriander ground
  • tsp pepper ground
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika optional, but recommended
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds ground
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder

Caramelized onions:

  • 2 onions julienned
  • 2 Tbsps sunflower oil
  • salt


  • Slice mushrooms into thin, long strips. Put them in a bowl.
  • Add all condiments and spices. Mix well.
  • Place them all in a large pan, over medium heat.
  • Saute for 20 minutes. Add a little bit of water if necessary, so the mushrooms won’t burn.When ready, remove from heat.
  • In a separate pan, heat some oil and add julienned onions. Sprinkle with salt and slowly caramelize them. If you want to know how to caramelize onions, check out this step-by-step method.
  • Cut each bun in half. Spread 1/2 Tbsp of vegan mayo on each bun. Add oyster mushrooms “pulled pork”, a couple of arugula leaves, caramelized onion and eat!


Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 301mgPotassium: 502mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 219IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 3mg
Keyword burgers, mushrooms
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Recipe Rating

Roshanna Jenevs

Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

Looks delicious! I think i'll try this recipe today. I can only complain i wish there wa sa serving size number so we could know for sure.

Priya Fernandes

Thursday 20th of June 2019

Hi, just checked your recipes since I bought some pink oyster mushrooms for the first time. Baby jackfruits have a meaty texture and there another similar fruit called bread fruit. While both jackfruit and bread fruit and also mushrooms are cooked in india with the same recipes for meat, the spice paste for the curry is made milder as they are vegetables. Another favourite is fresh cashew nuts. Bread fruit is delicious when fried just like potato with a little spice rub or even plain. We Indians have a variety of vegetarian cuisine and so its sad when we are known only for chicken tikka.

Ruxandra Micu

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

Thank you for the tips! <3


Sunday 29th of July 2018

Oh my God, this is the best vegan burger I ever had! And it looks amazing. My husband didn't even realize it wasn't meat until he finished it lol. It's perfectly delicious, thank you so much for sharing!


Thursday 2nd of August 2018

You're welcome! :D


Monday 14th of November 2016

FYI, lots of commercial BBQ sauces contain anchovies, so make sure of that if you want it to be 100% vegan/vegetarian.


Friday 25th of November 2016

Really? Didn't know this. I just checked mine and it's vegan. :)


Wednesday 15th of June 2016

I get that a lot from non-veg people. Its not so much that I want to imitate meat; I don't enjoy its texture or flavour. What I do want is a "main" in my meal that has substance and flavour, that I can easily substitute into common meat-eater's meals, so that I can eat beside my family and not spend hours in the kitchen :) And yes, it is more likely that my family will partake when it looks and tastes familiar to them, and they don't feel as though they are "missing" the meat!


Monday 20th of June 2016

Exactly! :)