Blending with fresh mushrooms is one of the easiest things you'll ever do to create healthier, more delicious, and sustainable meals with ground meat. Chop your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of ground meat. Blend the choppped mushrooms with the ground meat. Cook your mushroom-meat blend to complete the recipe. It's that simple!
healthier, more delicious, and sustainable meals
The proof is in the, er, burger: A study from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and University of California-Davis showed that a traditional ground meat recipe (like your favorite burger) prepared with mushroom-meat blend can enhance the overall flavor due to double the impact of umami.
Better for Health In addition to the drool-worthy flavor, The Blend also trims fat and calories (less meat, more mushrooms), decreases salt intake (say it with us: umami) and adds a serving of much-needed vegetables.
Better for Sustainability One million pounds of mushrooms can grow in the space of just an acre, require minimal water and are ready to harvest in just a matter of days, making them one of the most earth-friendly and renewable crops available.
Story behind "The Blend"
The idea of a beef-mushroom blended burger— "The Blend"—broadly offered on American menus was conceived of and incubated by The Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative (HMC), an educational initiative of high-volume culinary leaders developed by The Culinary Institute of America in partnership with its founding member, Mushroom Council. Read more on our blog.