easy vegan pulled pork sandwiches

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Mmm… BBQ pulled pork sandwiches. Isn’t your mouth salivating just thinking about them?! I’ve met very few people who wouldn’t get down with the meatiness of one of these delicious sammies. Needless to say, vegan pulled pork has been consistently on my “to-cook” list!

You could say I’ve outdone myself with checking that off my list. Not only do I have a TVP version, I also have a jackfruit version which you can find in the hot for food cookbook. I even have an all mushroom version I RECIPE?!’d! Today, I’m sharing an uber easy method using mushrooms again and incorporating even more texture from marinated artichokes!

These are common ingredients everyone has access to, and the recipe has you creating a saucy sandwich filling right in one pan! For the quick slaw, we’ll be combining a pre-bagged mix with a quick vegan dressing. Can it get any easier?! I didn’t think so. This sandwich has all the things you want in a stacked sandwich; it’s meaty, saucy, crunchy, sweet and sour! Vegan pulled pork for the win!

I actually created this for Vegan It! on Chatelaine’s YouTube channel. Check out the video below, or keep scrolling for my vegan pulled pork recipe!

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easy vegan pulled pork sandwiches

You can go meatless no problem with this easy vegan pulled pork sandwich made with a sauced up BBQ combo of mushrooms and artichokes!

Course sandwiches
Cuisine American
Keyword artichoke, coleslaw, mushrooms, pulled pork sandwich, sandwich
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Lauren Toyota


vegan pulled pork

  • 1 onion (thinly sliced (about 2 cups sliced)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 10 oz cremini mushrooms, roughly diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 C marinated artichokes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground mustard powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 C tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/3 C packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

creamy slaw

  • 4 C pre-made bagged slaw
  • 1/3 C vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper


  • 4 multigrain burger buns
  • 2 dill pickles, thinly sliced


  1. Heat a large pan over medium high heat with vegetable oil.
  2. Once hot add the sliced onions and sauté for 5 minutes until softened and slightly browned.
  3. Add mushrooms and minced garlic and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until most of the water from the mushrooms has evaporated.
  4. Add the roughly chopped artichokes and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add smoked paprika, ground mustard, sea salt, ground pepper, tomato paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar and stir to combine well. Spread out the mixture into an even layer in the pan and cook for 15 more minutes only stirring once or twice. You’re trying to caramelize the mixture a little bit so don’t stir it too much. It will reduce and get much darker in colour.
  6. Serve immediately on lightly toasted buns. Top with slaw and pickle slices!

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12 thoughts on “easy vegan pulled pork sandwiches”

  1. This dish was absolutely delicious. I was skeptical because I don’t like mushrooms – really none at all – but this was a touch down (I made them super bowl Sunday) 🙂 My husband approved too. The coleslaw added a good touch too – YUUUMMM.

  2. So incredibly easy and satisfying! The smoked paprika really helps replicate the meat. Ill be making this again

  3. Really loved this recipe! The sauce is especially delicious and I loved the hint to avoid stirring too much so that the filling gets browned. I think I’ll use non-marinated artichokes next time so that the final product isn’t so oily.

  4. Absolutely LOVED this! All the spices are spot on. I can’t believe I made this myself and didn’t get it at a restaurant! Will definitely be making again. Might try to sneak in a few lentils for an extra pack of protein!

  5. This sounds good but what would you use in place of the brown sugar? I don’t use sugar in any form in anything if I can help it.

  6. All time favorite vegan pulled pork sandwich!! This recipe really surprised me. Super easy and full of flavor. The slaw on top is what pulled the whole sandwich together so I wouldn’t leave that component out. I made it for my family who isn’t vegan and they LOVED it as well.

  7. I’ve been making these sandwiches for a year and can’t believe I never left a review! This is one of those recipes that astounds vegans and non-vegans alike – it has that pulled pork mouthfeel and the depth of flavor from caramelizing the veg is unreal. I always double the recipe and my husband and I fight over the leftovers! The filling is so good in a quesadilla too. Awesome recipe, Lauren!

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