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The Best Burgers You’ll Ever Eat (Made with Mushrooms!)

May 1, 2019

It’s National Burger Month, which means we are sharpening our knives, firing up the grills and getting ready for a month-long celebration of one of America’s greatest dishes: the burger (ranked #2 only behind Thanksgiving dinner).

The burger is comfort food at its finest, and with so many customizations there’s a burger for everyone.

  • Vegetarian? Check.
  • Meat lover? Check.
  • Cheese, toppings, buns: Check, check, check.

One thing that we think everyone can agree on: adding mushrooms to the mix only makes a burger better. Whether meatless or classic, adding mushrooms means a meatier, juicier burger.

Win $25K: Blended Burger Contest

Mushroom lovers, have you tried a blended burger yet? Blended burgers are like any other burger you would make, but with finely chopped fresh mushrooms blended into the patty. It’s a simple way to add more of our favorite fungi into our favorite foods.

This month, make and share your custom blended burger recipe in our Blended Burger Contest for a chance to win $25,000. Use the blended burger recipes below as inspiration and start blending!

Enter Now: bonappetit.com/story/blendedburgercontest

Best Burger Recipes


Grilled: Grilled Portabella Burgers with Garlic Mayo
Marinate portabella mushrooms in a homemade barbecue spice mix and grill until tender. Serve with sweet grilled red onions, savory garlic and chive mayonnaise.

Classic: Mighty Mushroom Blended Burger
Nothing beats a classic. Upgrade yours by blending finely chopped mushrooms with your choice of ground meat (we recommend a 25% mushroom to 75% meat ratio). The only question: which toppings will you choose?

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Full Veg: Mushroom Veggie Burger
Satisfy your appetite for a veggie burger that’s easy and healthy. Serve like a regular burger, on a fresh roll with your favorite condiments.

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Bunless: Blended Bison and Mushroom Burgers
Keep it lean but juicy by blending mushrooms with bison. Serve bun-free for a protein-packed meal.

Handheld: Mini Mushroom Burgers
Tiny but mighty, grilled portabella mushrooms are the stars of these meaty mini burgers – small bites that taste just right.

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Loaded: Shiitake Pork Burger with Banh Mi Slaw
We love a flavor-bomb of a burger. Infuse umami in your grill game with a pork-shiitake blended patty topped with banh mi slaw and served on a brioche bun.

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  • Connect with other mushroom lovers

    @mushroomcouncil

    • You better believe we are still celebrating #NationalBurgerMonth! Tonight, heat up the grill and get ready for an explosion of flavor with @littlespicejar's Rockin' Sweet Onion Mushroom Swiss Burgers!
    • Summer is the time for grilling! 🔥 Toss on some mushroom caps and get ready to discover your new favorite way to prepare mushrooms. Enjoy as a #vegetarian burger, #glutenfree buns or on their own! #NationalBarbecueDay
    • Have you checked out @diningwithskyler's Carribbean Mushroom Burger? Find inspo and create your own as part of this month's #BlendedBurgerContest.
    • Marinate. Grill. Devour. Meatless portabella burgers are a summertime fave. #NationalBurgerMonth
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RECIPE 👉 MUSHROOMCOUNCIL.COM
    • #MothersDay calls for a dinner dish mom will love! This #blenditarian White Chicken Lasagna from @houseofnasheats is the best of both worlds: flavorful and nutrient-packed!
    • *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! 🍉🍔🍄
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In honor of Burger Month, we’re partnering with our #FoodieFriends @watermelonboard to give away a prize pack of delicious goodies.
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Entering is easy:
1. Follow @mushroomcouncil, @blenditarian and @watermelonboard
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