Jim’s Secret Texas BBQ Fable


11 May, 2022 | Recipes | 18 comments

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4 people


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Fable’s wizard of all things mushrooms and all-around fun-guy knows a thing or two about cooking Fable to perfection, and here’s his favourite, yet super simple way to serve it up.
Being a Texan ’n all he is no stranger to what makes a good juicy and succulent BBQ brisket.

So dig in and enjoy this perfectly sweet and sticky covered Fable. Finger-licking allowed! 😉



  • Wok or flat grill
  • Wok spade if using wok
  • Grill spatula if using grill


  1. On high heat, get wok/grill hot – nearly smoking and do not lower heat throughout cooking.

  2. Introduce cooking oil, quickly followed by Fable chunks. Keep it moving while all sides of Fable cook for 2-3 minutes. Both hands should be used for cooking. 

  3. Break up Fable chunks randomly while cooking. Do not lower heat. Introduce HP Sauce or A1 Sauce and keep it moving. Expect steam and spatter. Develop caramelised external surfaces for 1-2 minutes, get close to burnt caramel, until most of the sheen is gone and the product looks matte.

  4. Introduce Bulls-Eye BBQ Sauce or Stubb’s Original Barbecue Sauce and keep it moving. Expect more steam and more spatter. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Jazz it with a bit of cracked pepper.  

  5. Turn off heat and serve while hot. Enjoy!  


  1. Deb Kazmierski

    Hi, I just saw you on Down to Earth, yummy looking food. I live in Denver Colorado to you sell Fable mushrooms in stores? What type of mushroom is used in your bbq sandwich?

    • Fable

      Hi Deb,

      Thank you so much for your message and interest in our products!

      You can find us online at GTFO it’s Vegan who deliver our Meaty Mushrooms products across the United States! If you’re ever in New York, you can also check us out at Beatnic who feature Fable on their menu.

      Watch this space and follow us on social media as we have some exciting launches coming up very soon, which means there will be more meaty mushroom goodness for you to try!

      We hope this helps and that you are united with our meaty mushroom goodness soon.

      • Jen

        Hi there, we just watched your episode on Netflix and looks good! We checked out GTFO It’s Vegan to see where we can order it in the states and couldn’t find it. Hoping to get this in the US soon! Thanks!

  2. Lisa

    I also just watched Down to Earth and loved your segment. I live in Canada and was about to order your product. I unfortunately cancelled the order as the shipping cost would have been a little over 100$. Hopefully one day, the cost will come down and this will be affordable.

    • Fable

      Hi Lisa,
      So amazing to hear you got inspired to try us out, and yes we didn’t realise the shipping costs were that high on GTFO to Canada. We have removed the reference to buy in Canada from our website now, and we’re hoping to make it available to you very soon!
      Thanks again!

      • Karen Paul

        We too watched this on Down to Earth. This would be awesome to purchase in Canada, our daughter is vegan and we are always looking for new recipes.

    • Leanne

      I’m in Canada too and also here from Down to Earth! Hopefully venturing to Canada is soon 🙂 I’d love to get my hands on this burger yum

  3. Amy Fortier-O’Donnell

    I just started Down To Earth season 2 last night and I’m dying to try this! Your cooking recipes look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your tex bbq recipe🙋🏼‍♀️🤗…by any chance is it already available to purchase? I don’t trust that mine will turn out as amazing as yours looked.

    • Fable

      Hi Amy,
      Thank you so much for the comment. So great to hear you got inspired! Where are you based? Then I would hopefully be able to point you to a place to purchase. Or you can take a look at this page fablefood.co/where. We’re also available in a bunch of restaurants, so maybe someone else can cook it up for you 😉

  4. Zoltan Balla

    I saw you yesterday on Down to Earth, Down Under. I wished there was smell-avision to smell the goodness of the food. It certainly looked amazing. I was going to ask you about delivery to the US, but someone else already did. Thank you for the spectacular cooking show.

    • Fable

      A smell-avision! 😂 YES! Just what we need! * running back to the lab to invent one of those *
      Thank you for taking your time to comment even though you found the answer yourself.

  5. Nicolas

    Hey guys, I’ve never tried vegan food. But hell yeah, I need to try after I saw your amazing food on Netflix.
    Can I order your products from Europe? I live in Germany.
    Could I use similar mushrooms?
    Have a good time. Thanks for the amazing content.

    • Fable

      Hi Nicolas,

      Thank you so much for your comment! This is the best compliment you could have ever given! We love that you’re feeling inspired to give alternative food-sources a go.

      Unfortunately at this point, our products are only available in Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Singapore. We will add you to our waiting list and reach out once we are available in Germany!

      Our team is working extra hard to make sure our Meaty Mushroom products are available to mushroom lovers all around the world. Be sure to keep your eyes open for exciting updates via our social media or sign up to our newsletter for exclusive news and special announcements. So in the meantime, just hang tight! Or try out some of the other incredible vegan products in the market.

      Yours in tasty mushrooms,

      Team Fable

    • Lydia

      Hi Fable, Like everyone else we saw you on Down To Earth on Netflix. We headed up to Harris Farm in Sydney today and got one of your meaty slow braised mushroom packs. My sister is just cooking it up and she added some Maggie Beer Cabernet BBQ sauce to it. Just had a little taste test and can’t wait for dinner. We are not vegans but always looking at non meat alternatives to reduce our meat intake. Thank you so much for not having a product full of fillers, additives and colouring, which is what a lot of vegan food in supermarkets contain. Cheers.

  6. Maree

    Saw you on Netflix and even though we are not vegan, we immediately ordered. I made the brisket sandwich for my Texas bred husband, and OMG! Definitely will be ordering more and so excited to try out more recipes.

  7. Igor

    Bring them to Poland as well, we have a strong vegan community here that would love these I am sure

  8. Rebecca Clevenger

    Hi Fable People! I have now placed my 2nd order of your fabulous mushroom meat and am excited to try some of your recipes and incorporate it in to more of my own as well. I have to say, I absolutely love this stuff! Growing up in Kansas, USA, beef is considered king and though I will may never be able to go totally vegan, I love having this as a way to substitute and also cut down on the amount of beef that I eat. Both for humane reasons and environmental reasons. I am very much looking forward to being able to get more of your products through GTFO and hopefully someday through a store here locally.
    Thanks so much for your ingenuity and resourcefulness!

  9. Phoenix

    I made this today and, like others, I thought it was the best vegan bbq I’ve ever had. It tasted like meat. Particularly the texture is so similar that it’s virtually impossible to tell either in taste or visually. The sauce also perfectly complimented the fable meat and gave it that genuine Texas BBQ flavour. Will buy regularly. I can’t see how anyone could genuinely rate this less than 5 stars. It’s that good!


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