Option 1: Simply use a food processor or sharp knife to finely dice 8oz of your favorite mushrooms (I like to use baby bellas!) and mix into 1 pound of lean ground beef. I’ve found it takes just 10-15 seconds of pulsing with the food processor. Any longer and the mushrooms are too small!
Option 2: Grab an 8oz package of Monterey Mushroom’s Let’s Blend finely diced and pre-seasoned mushrooms (pictured below) and mix in with 1 pound lean ground beef. This is a fail proof way to create blended burgers! You can also make Let’s Blend at home!
Blended Burger on a bed of greens topped with guacamole and mango pico de gallo
Blended Burger on a gluten-free bun topped with roasted red bell peppers, feta cheese and a sweet balsamic drizzle
Blended Burger in a butter lettuce wrap topped with freshly sliced tomatoes and sautéed baby bellas
Time: 25 minutes
1 lb lean ground beef (93/7)
8oz (1/2 pound) Monterey Mushrooms Baby Bella Mushrooms, finely diced or pulsed in food processor
2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Instructions (Stove Top)
1.) Wash and dry mushrooms. Finely dice mushrooms or gently pulse in a food processor (takes around 10-15 seconds, don’t overpulse).
2.) Add 1 Tbsp oil to a medium skillet set to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, cooking 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.
3.) Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer cooled mushrooms to medium bowl.
4.) Add ground beef, salt and pepper and mix with hands until combined. Divide into 4 balls and shape into patties.
5.) Using your thumb, make a deep indention (not a complete hole) into center of patty to help burger cook more evenly and the juices will pool to the middle.
6.) Add 1 Tbsp avocado oil to skillet and cook patties on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes each side or until internal temperature reaches at least 160°.
7.) Choose your bun, slider, lettuce wrap or salad and enjoy with your favorite toppings!
If grilling your burger, follow instructions 1-5, then heat a gas grill on high or if using charcoal, wait until the coals are ashed over and bright orange. Cook blended beef patties for about 4 minutes each side or until 160°.
Burger Bar Topping Ideas: sautéed baby bella mushrooms, avocado, guacamole, tomato, pico de gallo, cucumber, mango, bacon, grilled pineapple, grilled peaches, grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, basil, arugula, kale, spinach, bleu cheese, goat cheese, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, hard-boiled egg, fried egg, sun-dried tomatoes, dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, roasted corn, refried beans, jalapeños, chili, coleslaw, BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce, hummus, salsa