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Mushrooms for National Burger Month?

Mushrooms for National Burger Month? That’s right: mushrooms are on the menu for National Burger Month.

Mushrooms for National Burger Month Classic Blended Burger

Everyone loves burgers topped with mushrooms, but we’re taking things up a notch by blending mushrooms into burgers (a.k.a. the blended burger).

New to blended burgers? Already love ‘em? Either way, let us help you find the blended burger of your dreams (yes, dreams). How? Just take our super-scientific and accurate (read: not scientific at all) blended burger quiz on Which Blended Burger Should You Be Eating Right Now

After discovering your perfect blended burger, you’ll unlock directions to enter to win a Ninja Food Processor + a $100 Whole Foods gift card. Does it get any better?

Happy (Blended) Burger Month, mushroom fans!

Recipes to Include Mushrooms for National Burger Month

Don’t need a quiz to tell you what you want to eat? Peruse our recipe library of blended burger recipes and choose the burger (or burgers!) you’ll be grilling up for National Burger Month.

Move over, McWhopper, there’s a new burger in town 🍔

Calling carnivores and vegetarians alike, we’ve got burger recipes for everyone. 

The Big Mac, the Whopper, the… Blended Burger? That’s right! This National Burger Month, we’re stepping into the ring and upping the burger game: more nutrients, more juiciness, more umami. How you ask? Simply by replacing 25 percent or more of the ground meat with finely chopped mushrooms (same texture, better flavor!). Not into meat? Not a problem. We at the Mushroom Channel have been known to make a mighty fine vegetarian burger or two.

And speaking of burgers… the Blended Burger Project™ is back and better than ever. Put your burger-eating pants on, because starting Memorial Day it’s up to you to vote for the best blended burger of them all. What’s in it for you (besides the deep satisfaction that comes with every bite)? Not only will you be helping a chef’s dreams come true (the five chefs with the most votes will win a trip to cook at the James Beard House in NYC), but NEW this year, every time you vote you’ll be entered to win an-expense paid trip for two to NYC!

If you love burgers and winning, follow these easy steps:

  • Encourage your favorite chefs to participate – all restaurant sizes welcome (signup link)
  • Visit participating restaurants in your area and order the blended burger (May 29-July 31)
  • VOTE for your favorite burger:
  • Promote the #BlendedBurgerProject hashtag and your favorite burger through social channels (because it’s nice to spread the love)

Burger Recipes for National Burger Month:

Blended Bison and Mushroom Burger Recipe

Blended Bison and Mushroom Burgers
Blending mushrooms with lean meats, such as bison, is the trick to keeping burgers juicy and tender. Serve these burgers bun free for a protein-packed meal.

Grilled Portobello Burgers Recipe

Grilled Portobello Burgers with Garlic Mayo
Marinated in homemade barbecue spice mix, these vegetarian portobello burgers are loaded with sweet grilled red onions and savory garlic-chive mayo. Best paired with backyard bbqs.

Italian Turkey Sausage Burger Recipe

Italian Turkey Sausage Sliders
There’s a lot to love about these tiny turkey sausage sliders. Blended with whole baby portabellas and paired with peppers, these bite-sized burgers will satisfy the biggest cravings.

Italian Style Shiitake Pecan Burger Recipe

Italian Style Shiitake Pecan Burger
Here’s one to get a little nuts about: toasted pecans, shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions and sun-dried tomatoes come together to bring this veggie burger to full flavor.

Shiitake Pork Burger Recipe

Shiitake Pork Burger with Banh Mi Slaw
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes…and in this case, loaded with banh mi slaw. Pork and shiitake mushrooms blend together for an umami-packed flavor experience like you’ve never had before.

Mushroom Haloumi Burgers Recipe

Mushroom Haloumi Burgers
No meat, no bun, no problem! Stack portabella mushroom caps with char-grilled peppers, a thick slice of seared haloumi cheese and caramelized onions.

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Classic Blend Burgers

For National Burger Month, we’re putting a twist on an American classic. Whether you’re looking to cut a few calories or stretch your dollar, blending mushrooms into your favorite protein is an easy way to create a sustainable and nutritious burger without sacrificing any of the flavor.

Now that you’ve got the basic recipe down, we want to see your creations! Hashtag #blenditarian on social to show us how you BYOB (blend your own burger).

BYOB: Blend Your Own Burger

The month of May is all about the burger: Not only is it the unofficial kick-off to grilling season, it’s also National Burger Month! (As if we needed an excuse to dish up a juicy burger.) In spirit of the season, we’ve put together a guide to help you BYOB (blend your own burger).

Never made a blended burger before? It’s easy: add finely chopped mushrooms to meat for a juicier, more delicious burger. With the abundance of fresh produce that summer brings, now is the perfect time to see what the hype is about and concoct your own perfect blended burger. Top a beef and white button mushroom burger with crisp lettuce, ripe tomato and buttery avocado for a classic take. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, combine cremini mushrooms with ground lamb, topped off with crunchy pickles and boursin cheese. The options are endless!

We want to see your creations! Post a picture on social and hashtag #blenditarian to show us how you BYOB.

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.