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Gear Up for Game Day with The Blend

October 1, 2016

Tailgate with blended burgers! 

Are you ready for some fun(gi) this fall? As tailgating continues to heat up across the country, it’s time to gear up for the big games with umami-packed blended burgers. Mixing in mushrooms with your favorite proteins adds important nutrients to your burgers, like vitamin D, B vitamins, antioxidants and potassium (9%). Plus, mushrooms are low in calories, fat free and cholesterol free. By incorporating The Blend into your game day spread, not only will you get another serving of vegetables but you’ll also add bulk and volume to your burgers, giving you more game day fare to share with your friends!

Building your #GameDayBlend 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.

Show off your #GameDayBlend on Instagram for a chance to win the ultimate tailgate prize pack. Contest is now closed.

Classic Blended Burger
Indulge in the comfort of creating a basic burger, but switch it up a bit with an umami-punch.

Blended Chicken Cheeseburgers
For lighter fan fare, these chicken and mushroom blended burgers are flavorful and simple to make.

Chef Dan Long’s Blended Burger
Beef, lamb and shiitake mushrooms? You would be “MAD” not to makes this burger created by Chef Dan Long of MAD Greens.

Shiitake Pork Burger with Banh Mi Slaw
Twist-up your tailgate with Billy Parisi’s Banh Mi burger packed with Asian-inspired spices and shiitake mushrooms.

Blended Turkey with Avocado Mushroom Burger
Create a juicy turkey burger by blending in mushrooms and topping with fresh, creamy avocados and Swiss cheese.

Cremini Lamb Burger
Class it up with creminis! This lamb burger, complete with charred scallions, boursin cheese, pickles and tomatoes, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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    @mushroomcouncil

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    • *GIVEAWAY CLOSED* It’s #NationalBurgerMonth and we are celebrating by upgrading the traditional burger with two simple swaps. 
1: Swap 25% of the ground meat in your burger for finely chopped mushrooms. Same texture, more flavor! 
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Entering is easy:
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2. Tag your foodie friends! One tag per comment. (more tags = more entries)
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Giveaway Rules
*Must be 18 years old or older
*Must live within the United States
*Giveaway ends Tuesday 5/13 at 12 p.m. ET