Maybe you’ve heard a thing or two about blended burgers: a patty that takes traditional beef and mixes it with finely diced mushrooms. But while you may have tried these tasty creations at a picnic or on your favorite farm-to-table menu, you always assumed they’d be a hassle to make. Fortunately, this isn’t the case! Blended mushroom burgers are super quick and easy to make at home.*
Plus, not only are blended mushroom burgers arguably tastier than traditional beef patties— thanks for all that extra umami flavor!— they can also make your plate a little healthier by cutting down on your caloric, fat, and salt intake. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, mushrooms also contain antioxidant-like properties that may help with regulating your heart and digestive function and boost your overall health.
With just a knife and a quick read on how to best sauté mushrooms, you’ll be blending fresh fungi with ground beef in mere minutes. Impress your guests this summer with these rich and savory mixed mushroom patties.
*If you’re new to combining mushrooms with meat, be sure to read our Introduction to Blending Ground Beef & Chopped Mushrooms.
- 8 ounces Monterey® Baby Bella mushrooms*,
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 hamburger buns
Optional topping recommendations: Fresh tomato, red onion, butter lettuce, cheddar cheese, and your favorite spreads
*Our Monterey® White and Baby Bella mushrooms are also available nationwide in High Vitamin D varieties, in both 8 oz and 16 oz packages. Check out where you can buy your vitamin-rich mushrooms here.
- Clean your mushrooms with our tips for preparing mushrooms here, careful NOT to rinse.
- Place the mushrooms in a food processor and pulse a few times until they’re finely diced. If you don’t have a food processor, finely mince your mushrooms by hand or with the help of an egg slicer or slap chop device.
- In a skillet, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium-high heat and add mushrooms, sautéing 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.*
*Be sure to read our post on How to Cook Mushrooms for tips on sautéing your mushrooms to achieve the perfect flavor and texture.
- Remove the sautéd mushrooms from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Then, transfer mushrooms to a medium bowl.
- Add ground beef and salt, blending with diced mushrooms until combined. Form into four patties.
- Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a pan and cook burger patties on medium-high heat until the desired doneness, usually 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
- Turn off your burners and allow the pans to slightly cool. Stick buns in the toaster oven for a few minutes, just to give them a warm crisp.
- Plate and add desired toppings.
- Follow Steps 1-5 above.
- Preheat your grill to medium.
- Grill the burgers until desired doneness, usually 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare— brushing the burgers with the glaze about halfway through.*
*Be sure to check out these grilling tips to understand the best cooking temperature and positioning on the grill.
- Remove from grill. Let sit long enough to cool for adding toppings. Serve with your favorite picnic sides.
After you get your feet wet making this basic (yet delicious!) blended burger, you may be ready to try some more inventive creations. Print some of our favorite blended mushroom burger recipes, today:
GRILLING YOUR BLENDED BURGERS
While blended mushroom burgers can easily be made right on the stovetop, they’re also a popular choice to grill!
In our Summer Grilling ebook we explain all the important basics for grilling Portabellas, mushroom kebabs, and— of course— mushroom blended burgers. Oh, and we threw a few cold picnic dishes and even mushroom cocktails in there for good measure. Download your free how-to grill-mushroom guide with over a dozen delicious recipes, today!