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Blended burgers
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Blended Burgers

Blended burgers are a savory combination of ground beef and chopped mushrooms formed into juicy patties.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 402kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef (see note)
  • 16 ounces baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Finely chop mushrooms by pulsing in a food processor or blender.
  • Add mushrooms and garlic to a nonstick skillet and saute until tender over medium heat.**
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • While mushrooms cool, gently crumble the ground beef into small pieces and add to a large bowl. Once mushrooms have cooled add the mushrooms and garlic to the bowl as well and carefully mix everything together without squishing or compacting the ground meat.
  • Divide the beef and mushroom mixture into six equal roughly formed balls, pressed together just firmly enough that they hold their shape. Press firmly on each ball with a flat bottomed plate to form patties.***
  • Cook patties in a skillet set over medium-high heat for approximately four minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness and develops a golden brown crust. Do not press on the burgers as they cook or you will expell the juices, creating a dry burger.

Serving

  • Serve on a hamburger bun with your choice of toppings.

Notes

*I recommend freshly ground 80/20 beef where you can still see individual strands from the meat grinder. Using compacted ground beef packaged in tubes of plastic will create dense burgers.
 
**Mushrooms release liquid as they cook so you should need to add oil to the nonstick skillet, but you can if you prefer. 
 
***Using wax parchment paper above and below the patty will prevent your patties from sticking.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg