Ever feel like going off recipe and making it your own? Well, you’ve come to the right place. With The Blend™, we encourage you to explore what mushroom and meat combos please your taste buds the most.
One of the many benefits of The Blend is how customizable it is. This easy cooking technique isn’t limited to one choice of protein. Whether you choose ground beef, chicken, turkey, veal, bison, or even chopped walnuts for a vegetarian option, there’s no doubt your final dish will be, well, delish.
There are no limits when it comes to mushroom options either. Seriously! Better yet, you can blend with one variety, two or maybe even three! The combinations are shall we say ”blend”-less? 😉
Need a refresher on the flavor profile of mushroom varieties? We’ve got you covered.
- White buttons have a mild flavor that is amplified when cooked.
- Criminis offer a deeper, earthier flavor than white buttons.
- Portabellas have a deep, meat-like texture and flavor.
- Shiitakes, similar to portabellas, also have a meaty texture.
- Oysters have a delicate flavor.
- Maitakes add a rich, woodsy flavor to any recipe.
Get inspired to mix and match in your kitchen:
Portabella + Ground Veal = Grilled Blended Meatballs with Sweet Teriyaki Glaze
It’s officially grilling season, meaning you’ve got to try these meatballs! Portabella, veal, teriyaki sauce and honey make for a combo that’s a little sweet and a little savory.
Shiitake + Crimini + Ground Bison = Blended Mushroom and Bison Shawarma Bowls
This bowl has got it ALL, including a blend of two stellar mushroom varieties and ground bison. With loads of fresh veggies and yogurt tahini sauce, it doesn’t get much better than this.
White Button + Ground Beef = Blended Burger with Avocado, Pickled Onions and Garlic Mayo
White button mushrooms and ground beef are a tried and true base for a blended burger and for good reason! Full of flavor, texture and juiciness, this patty delivers a craveable option that’s perfect for summer BBQs.
Ready to blend?
Show us your creativity by entering the Mushroom Council® Blended Burger Contest in partnership with Food Network! Now through June 25, enter an original blended burger recipe for a chance to WIN. We are awarding one home cook and one professional* each $10K for their creations. Don’t walk, run to the kitchen and get to cookin’!