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Oklahoma Joe’s Z-Man sandwich goes vegetarian

  • Published Monday, June 2, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
  • Updated Monday, June 2, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.

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Oklahoma Joe’s is famous for its list-topping ribs and legendary Z-Man sandwich, which stacks slow-smoked brisket on top of a butter-toasted kaiser roll with smoked provolone, two onion rings and barbecue sauce.

But did you know that Oklahoma Joe’s, which has locations in KCK, Olathe and Leawood, also serves a vegetarian version of the Z-Man? The portobello Z-Man sandwich ($6.99) swaps brisket with thick slices of portobello mushrooms smoked over smoldering Missouri white oak.

The meat-free barbecue sandwich started as a Meatless Monday special but is now available every day. I tried one while working on Ink’s barbecue-themed summer dining guide. The smoky flavor and meaty texture of the mushrooms makes them ultra-satisfying — even if you’re a carnivore.

Here’s another Z-Man tip: You can “Z-Man-ize” any meat on the menu. The smoked chicken Z-Man sandwich is the most popular alternative to brisket, but you can also choose pulled pork, turkey, ham or sausage.

Hungry for more barbecue? Check out the barbecue bucket list in Ink’s spring/summer dining guide.

Hungry for more vegetarian barbecue? Check out this recipe for a vegan barbecue sandwich made with grilled and smoked golden beets.

Contact enterprise reporter Sarah Gish by emailing sgish@kcstar.com or tweeting @sarah_gish.

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