Three Ways to Blend Mushrooms

Why Blend?

Over the past few years, the concept of The Blend — mixing chopped mushrooms with ground meat to reduce fat intake and calories — has established a foothold on restaurant menus as well as consumers’ kitchens.

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Add Nutritional Value and Flavor

A traditional ground meat recipe prepared with 50 percent mushrooms and 50 percent meat can boost flavor (thanks to mushrooms’ umami), reduce fat, calorie and sodium intake, and add nutrients such as vitamin D, potassium, B-vitamins and the antioxidant, selenium. You can also add vitamin D to the mix if you buy Mushrooms that are specially labeled as being high in vitamin D.

Add some flavor and nutritional value to your kitchen with these three creative, mouthwatering ways to blend mushrooms for your classic American, Italian and Mexican dishes.

Classic-Style Blended Mushrooms

Take your burgers and other classic ground meat favorites to the next level with freshly diced mushrooms seasoned with garlic, onion and other versatile spices.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms, finely diced
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne (red) pepper
  • ⅛ tsp crushed coriander (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp dried rosemary

-OR-

  • 1-½  tsp steak seasoning blend

Italian-Style Blended Mushrooms

Season your diced mushrooms with a savory medley of Italian herbs, including rosemary, basil, marjoram and thyme. These ingredients seamlessly make your pasta sauces, meatballs, meatloaf and other Italian favorites healthier and tastier.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp dried marjoram (or oregano)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp salt

-OR-

  • 1 tbsp salt-free Italian herbs blend
  • ½ tsp salt

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Mexican-Style Blended Mushrooms

This Mexican-inspired seasoning is a fusion of garlic, chiles and peppers that perfectly complements your freshly diced, blended mushrooms. Make your tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other Mexican favorites healthier and tastier with this brilliant recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp mild chile powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne (red) pepper

-OR-

  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning blend

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