Six Burgers You Need to Try This National Burger Month


With warm weather and sunny days on the horizon, we’re busting out the sunglasses and grilling gear! May is National Burger Month and this year we’re celebrating by building better burgers. Elevate your plain patty with a dose of essential nutrients and umami flavor by blending your meat with mushrooms: add a little zest with some white button or cremini, or take your patty to the next level with a bold portabella or shiitake.

Building a Blended Burger is simple:

  1. Chop up your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of the ground meat.
  2. Blend the chopped mushrooms with the ground meat (we recommend a 30/70 blend of mushrooms/meat for burgers).
  3. Cook your mushroom-meat blend to complete the burger recipe.

Optional: Prior to chopping, roast mushrooms for 10-15 minutes to enhance flavor. Cool, then chop and blend.

This National Burger Month, we’re challenging you to BYOB (Build Your Own Burger)! Need some inspiration? Browse our bounty of burger recipes below.

Cremini-Lamb Burger

Cremini-Lamb Burger
Designed by renowned chef Hugh Acheson, this tantalizing blend burger is filled with bold umami flavors and topped with creamy Boursin cheese.


Blended Chicken Cheeseburger
Add a little variety to your burger with a flavorful chicken burger that’s simple to make, and a lighter alternative to your beef burger.


Graffiti Burger
Put some zing into your burger by blending beef with an array of mushrooms and exotic spices. Top with crispy enoki “fries” for a truly unique and delicious experience!

Loaded Blend Mushroom Burger

Loaded Blend Burger
It’s all about the fixings with this burger. Dress up your blend burger with creamy brie, zesty onion relish and deep fried sweet pickles!

Portabella BBQ Burger

Portabella Mushroom BBQ Burger
Top this juicy, meaty portabella with coleslaw for a tasty veggie burger that packs a flavorful crunch.

Beef Maitake Mushroom meatball Burger

Beef & Maitake Mushroom Meatball Burger
Dive into this decadent Italian-style meatball burger topped with a sweet tomato butter sauce and gooey provolone cheese.

Blend Your Way to New Flavors

Whether you love trying new foods or prefer to stick to what you know, we guarantee these blenditarian dishes will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Go bold with the exotic flavors of a blended kefta kebob or keep it classic with blended beef stroganoff. What flavors are your favorite to blend? Show us on Twitter (@MushroomChannel) or Instagram (@themushroomchannel) using #Blenditarian.

Blenditarian Kefta Kebobs

Easy Mushroom Kefta Kebob from Girl and the Kitchen

Blenditarian Bacon Honey Bourbon Chicken Meatballs

Bacon Honey Bourbon Chicken Meatballs from Gal on a Mission

Blenditarian Beef Stroganoff

Quick Mushroom Beef Stroganoff Skillet Supper from An Edible Mosaic

Blenditarian Beef and Mushroom Empanadas

Beef and Mushroom Empanadas from Culinary Ginger

Blenditarian Potstickers

Turkey Potstickers With A Sriracha Dipping Sauce from Homemade for Elle

WATCH: How to Make Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Break away from the bun! Cheeseburgers and quesadillas collide to create a scrumptious burgdilla (dillaburger?). Whatever you call it, call it delicious. Simply top tortillas with your mushroom-meat blend, add your favorite burger fixings, warm on a skillet, and enjoy the newest way to eat a “cheeseburger.”

Ready to give it a try? Find the full Cheeseburger Quesadilla recipe here.

Blend Your Way to Family Favorites

From game-night snacks, to weekend grilling, to go-to dinner dishes, our next set of blenditarian recipes will have the whole family asking for seconds! Show us how your blend dishes turn out on Twitter (@MushroomChannel) or Instagram (@themushroomchannel) using #Blenditarian.

Blenditarian Philly Cheesesteak Dip

Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Dip from i heart eating

Blenditarian Dumplings

Crispy Golden Dumplings from Brunch-n-Bites

Blend Burgers

Blended Burgers from Busy Mom’s Helper

Blenditarian Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage Bolognese Sauce

Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage Bolognese Sauce from A Cedar Spoon

Blenditarian Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms from Tastes Lovely

Blend Your Way to a Fresh Menu

We’ve rounded up a few fresh blenditarian recipes that will break you out of your recipe rut. Go on and try something new this weekend – your taste buds will thank you! Show us how your dishes turn out: @MushroomChannel (#Blenditarian).

Blenditarian Korean Rice Bowl

Korean Rice Bowls with Turkey and Mushrooms from The Foodie Physician

Blenditarian Greek Baked Eggs

Greek Baked Eggs from Chocolate Moosey

Blenditarian Mushroom-Spinach Sausage Patties

Mushroom Spinach Homemade Sausage Patties {Paleo & Whole30} from Paleo Running Momma

Blenditarian Easy Shepherds Pie

Easy Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Turkey and Portobello Mushrooms from This Mama Cooks


Beef and Mushroom Strudel with Fontina from A Little CLAIREification