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Make a Blended Burger for a Chance to Win $25k!

May 7, 2019

Join Bon Appétit + Mushroom Council’s Blended Burger Project: Home Edition for a chance to win $25,000!

As if you needed another reason to love mushrooms: incorporating them into your burgers could win you $25,000! Join us and Bon Appétit as we celebrate National Burger Month with a most delicious recipe contest: Blended Burger Project: Home Edition.

What: Create and share your original spin on a blended burger (a minimum ratio of 25% chopped mushrooms to 75% meat).

What’s a blended burger? It’s just like any other burger you would make, but with finely chopped fresh mushrooms blended into the patty. Watch this blended burger video for inspiration.

When: National Burger Month (May 1 – 31, 2019)


Step 1: Make a custom blended burger recipe at home, using at least 25% chopped fresh mushrooms in the patty.

Step 2: Take a picture of your blended burger: from the grill, in your kitchen or on the plate! Post to Instagram using the hashtags #BlendedBurgerContest and #BlendedBurgerProject.

Step 3: Visit to fill out official entry form starting May 1.

(Step 4: Eat that burger!)

Why: $25,000 is up for grabs. Show us what you’ve got!

Need more details? Head over to for all of the details, official rules and to enter.

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  • Connect with other mushroom lovers


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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! 
2: Swap your typical tomato with a slice of grilled watermelon. A burst of juicy flavor in every bite! A juicier, more flavorful burger: score! 🍉🍔🍄
In honor of Burger Month, we’re partnering with our #FoodieFriends @watermelonboard to give away a prize pack of delicious goodies.
Entering is easy:
1. Follow @mushroomcouncil, @blenditarian and @watermelonboard
2. Tag your foodie friends! One tag per comment. (more tags = more entries)
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