$10k Could Be Yours. Make a #BlendedBurger! 🍔

$10k Could Be Yours. Make a #BlendedBurger! 🍔

With primetime grilling season kicking off in your own backyard, we’re on the hunt for the most delicious homemade blended burgers out there. The Blended Burger Project: Home Edition is back for year two, brought to you by the same mushroom-loving duo: Bon Appetit magazine and the Mushroom Council®

This year, three finalists with stellar blended burger recipes will be chosen to video chat with Bon Appétit Senior Food Editor Chris Morocco as he makes and tastes their burger recipes himself. Then, he will select one winner from the finalists to receive the grand prize of $10,000.

After years of making and tasting blended burgers, we’re convinced The Blend™ is the secret to making the juiciest, most flavorful, restaurant-quality patties at home. It doesn’t matter the meat or the mushroom variety, but that double umami impact and added nutrition just can’t be beat. 

Want to throw your hat in the ring? Here’s how it works: 

Step 1: Create an original blended burger recipe at home using at least 25% chopped, fresh, store-bought mushrooms in the patty. 

Step 2: Submit your official entry at by June 30.

Bonus: Take a picture of your blended burger and share it on your public Instagram account with the hashtag #BlendedBurgerContest. Tell us what you love about it. While not required to enter the contest, those who post may receive something special in the mail.

Get your burger-making wheels turning with the out-of-the-box blended burger recipes below.

The Mighty Blended Burger

The original. The classic. The granddaddy of them all. This recipe holds the key to the perfect beef-mushroom blended patty with room to ramp it up with whatever toppings, spices or add-ons you can think of.

Pork and Shiitake Larb Burgers

This beauty right here is the winning recipe from last year’s contest. Rachel Johnson wasn’t messing around when she combined mouth-watering Thai-inspired ingredients into a juicy patty and topped it off with a crunchy salad and spicy mayo. 

Chicken Parm Blended Burger

Looking for inspo? Think about your other favorite dishes like Heather Steele, a registered dietitian at Reasor’s Foods, did to create this delicious chicken-parm-inspired masterpiece.

Blended Bison and Mushroom Burgers

Try using a new type of meat to see how it could elevate your burger. Never cooked with bison? Give this recipe a try!

Shiitake Pork Burger With Banh Mi Slaw

Put your stamp on your blended burger with a homemade topping that’s uniquely yours like the banh mi slaw on this shiitake pork burger created by Chef Billy Parisi.

Brie-Topped Blended Burger

Get bold with flavor combinations like this unexpected, but absolutely irresistible, combo of homemade deep-fried pickles, gooey brie and a three-way blend of ground crimini mushrooms, ground pork and ground beef.

Love these blended recipes? Make sure you’re signed up for our Blenditarian® E-newsletter to get more recipes and tips using The Blend™!

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