BBQ Mushrooms

Serves 2-4

Prep time: < 5 mins | Cooking time: 5-10 mins (plus up to 30 mins for BBQ sauce)

These sticky, sweet barbecue mushrooms are incredibly quick and easy to make, once you have BBQ sauce in the fridge or larder. Delicious year-round, these are a great vegan choice, delicious as part of a fake-away served with chips or on a jacket potato and topped with cheese. And as the recipe below uses our Kosher for Passover BBQ Sauce, you could even throw them on our Loaded Matzah Nachos.


  • 5 Portobello Mushrooms (or 1 punnet Mushrooms), thickly sliced
  • 1/2 Onion, sliced in ribbons
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Kosher for Passover BBQ Sauce.

For the Sauce (makes approx 1 cup):

  • 3/4 cup Date Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Concentrated Tomato Paste
  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 25g (2 tbsp) Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 100ml Boiling Water
  • Potato Starch (Potato Flour) – if required for thickening.


For the Sauce:

  1. Dissolve 1 vegetable stock cube in 100ml boiling water.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the vegetable stock and all the remaining ingredients except for the potato starch.
  3. Stir to combine, bring to the boil, then lower the heat and leave to simmer for 15-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  4. If your sauce remains too runny after 25 minutes, dissolve 1/2 tbsp potato starch in a 1 tbsp cold water, then stir in to the sauce 1/2 tablespoon at a time and heat through. Your sauce should begin to thicken. Repeat as necessary.

To make BBQ Mushrooms:

  1. Add 1/2 tbsp oil to a non-stick frying pan, and warm over a medium heat.
  2. Add in onion and a pinch of salt, and fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  3. Add in mushrooms and fry until slightly softened, then add in 1/2 – 1 cup BBQ Sauce and stir in.
  4. Reduce the heat and stir constantly for 1-2 minutes until hot.
  5. Serve immediately.

If you are looking for a deeper, smokier taste during the rest of the year, try out the sauce for our Pulled BBQ Brisket (Not Kosher for Passover).

BBQ Mushrooms