The Blend

What is The Blend?

Mushrooms + meat: Anyone can make The Blend™. The Blend adds mushrooms to meat. Mushrooms add flavor, veggies and an earth-friendly ingredient to the plate.

Join the Movement

The Blended Burger Project™ is a movement to make burgers, tacos, pasta, you name it, better by blending finely chopped fresh mushrooms with ground meat for more delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals. You can join the Blended Burger Project by submitting your original blended burger recipe into the Food Network Recipe Contest.

How Do You Blend?

  1. 1

    Chop your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of ground meat.

  2. 2

    Blend the chopped mushrooms with any ground meat.

  3. 3

    Cook your mushroom-meat blend to complete the recipe.

Why blend?

Ooo-mami Flavor

Mushrooms’ savory umami taste means an entirely new flavor experience, and the chopped mushrooms help hold a burger’s juiciness. That’s a whole lot of yum.

Get Yo' Veg

Making your burgers with at least 25% mushrooms means adding veggies to the plate. Bonus: Mushrooms are fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium and low in calories. Go ahead, have your burger and eat it, too.


Mushrooms check the boxes for sustainability, requiring minimal water, electricity and space to grow. So, when you blend, hug a tree and know you’re cooking up a dish that’s gentle on the planet.

Save Money

It’s common sense. Stretch your dollars by stretching your meals. Mushrooms can extend portion sizes of your favorite meaty recipes without hurting your bottom line.

How Much Should You Blend?

Use The Blend Scale

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