Blue Cheese Mushroom Blended Burger

Meaty crimini mushrooms are finely chopped in a food processor, quickly sauteed to release all the flavours, and then combined with lean ground beef to make a BIG burger that doesn’t skimp on flavour! The addition of blue cheese takes this umami burger to the top!

Recipe and photo by Brittany of My Daily Randomness.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 20 mins.

Ingredients

1 lb. fresh crimini mushrooms, finely chopped and cooked
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1/2 tsp dehydrated minced garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dehydrated minced onion
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes
Crumbled blue cheese (optional)

Method

1. In a food processor, finely chop mushrooms.
2. In a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat, cook chopped mushrooms until most of the moisture has been evaporated, approximately 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
3. In a large bowl combine cooled mushrooms, beef, breadcrumbs, egg, and spices. Using your hands mix until incorporated.
4. Form into patties, and cook either on the barbecue or on the stove-top until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Place burger patty on buns and top crumbled blue cheese, and any other toppings you desire. Serve hot!

Blended Turkey Avocado Mushroom Burger

These juicy turkey burgers are extra satisfying when blended with 50% mushrooms and topped with fresh, creamy Avocados and Swiss cheese.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Mushroom Council.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 25 mins. | Serves: 6

Ingredients

½ lb.  mushrooms, finely chopped
1 lb.  lean ground turkey
1 tsp Mexican seasoning
1/2 small onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1 cup baby spinach
1 medium tomato, sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
5 hamburger buns
Toppings: Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles

Method

1. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
2. In a large bowl combine mushrooms, turkey, seasoning, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. Form into 6 patties (1/3 lb), and cook either on the barbecue or on the stove-top until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
3. Place patty on warmed bun and top with sliced avocado, spinach, tomato and red onion.
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Blended Classic Beef Burgers

Sink your teeth into a delicious burger made with a 50/50 blend of lean ground beef and finely chopped mushrooms.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Mushroom Council.

Prep Time: 15 mins. | Cook Time: 35 mins. | Serves: 6

Ingredients

½ lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 small onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
6 hamburger buns
Toppings: Lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles

Method

1. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
2. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook chopped mushrooms until brown and most moisture has been released, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside to let cool.
3. In a large bowl combine mushrooms, beef, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. Form into 6 patties, and cook either on the barbecue or on the stove-top until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
4. Place patty on warmed bun and top with lettuce, tomato and red onion.
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Blended Chili and Macaroni

This beef and mushroom chili is quick and easy. Add in elbow macaroni for a delicious, one pot meal.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Mushroom Council.

Prep Time: 15 mins. | Cook Time: 30 mins. | Serves: 8

Ingredients

½ lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 package chilli seasoning
1 can  beef broth
1 can  (15.5 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed
1 can tomato paste
1 cup medium salsa
2 cups  elbow macaroni, uncooked
Garnishes: Shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro

Method

1. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
2. In a large saucepan, brown meat and mushrooms with chilli seasoning.
3. Add broth, kidney beans, tomato paste, salsa, and macaroni to saucepan; mix well.
4. Bring mixture to boil and cover. Continue to simmer on low for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Serve topped with cheese, sour cream and cilantro.
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Blended Chicken Cheeseburgers

These chicken and mushroom blended burgers are flavourful, simple to make and a lighter alternative to a traditional beef burger. 

Recipe and photo courtesy of Mushroom Council.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 20 mins. | Serves: 6

Ingredients

½ lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
1 lb. lean ground chicken
1/2 small onion, finely diced
½ tsp garlic & herb seasoning
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
5 hamburger buns
5 slices of American cheese
Toppings: Lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles

Method

1. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
2. In a large bowl combine mushrooms, chicken, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. Form into 6 patties (1/3 lb), and cook either on the barbecue or on the stove-top until internal temperature reaches 160°F. During last minute of cooking top patties with cheese. Keep warm until cheese begins to melt
3. Place patty on warmed bun and top with lettuce, tomato and red onion.

 

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