A grilled burger is a quintessential summertime meals, and everyone has their go-to recipe for weekend BBQs. The MAD Greens family is no different...we love blended burgers! This recipe combines classic ground beef with flavorful lamb and earthy mushrooms for a lighter alternative to the traditional all-beef patty. So grab your spatula and fire up the grill and in less than an hour you'll be serving up the perfect summertime meal.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Grill Time: 10 minutes
- 1 lb. 80% lean ground beef
- 1/2 lb. ground lamb
- 2 c. finely chopped Shitake Mushrooms
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbl. mushroom powder*
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced and caramelized
- Gruyere cheese (if you want)
- 1/2 c. Arugula
- 1/4 c. of Garlic + Thyme Aioli
- Salt and cracked pepper, to taste
- 4 Brioche buns (or hamburger buns of your choice)
*For the mushroom powder, take 1/4 c. of dried mushrooms and use a spice grinder to grind them into a powder. A mortar and pestle or even a quick blend in the food processor will work too.
Aioli Ingredients + Instructions:
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 c. olive oil
- Pinch of salt
Using food processor, blend all of the ingredients except the oil. Then slowly add the oil in a steady stream.
Burger Patty Instructions:
- In a bowl, combine ground beef, lamb, chopped shitake mushrooms, mushroom powder, Worcestershire Sauce, salt and cracked pepper. Mix well and form into patties.
- Cook on grill until prepared to your liking. Don't forget to melt the cheese, if you want!
- Assemble on toasted brioche bun with Aioli, caramelized onions and arugula.
Pictured: Because mushrooms are produced using less water, this burger is also more sustainable and healthier than its traditional all-beef counterparts.
Pictured: Gruyere cheese has a nice mild flavor that pairs well with the lamb and mushrooms. Plus it melts easily to get super gooey! Other good cheese include Brie, Taleggio or Fontina.
Pictured: The peppery flavor of the arugula is a great complement to the sweet tang of the caramelized onions. To caramelize the onions, add 1 tsp. of olive oil to a saute pan on low heat. Add the sliced onion and cook until they turn translucent with slightly browned edges, about 20-30 minutes.
Pictured: Our blended burger will knock your socks off. Or your tongue's socks off, if it wore socks. Enjoy!!