MAD Greens Recipe: Blended Burger

Healthy, delicious & sustainable

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.

MAD Greens Chef Dan Blended Mushroom Burger

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Grill Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4
  • 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.
MAD Greens Chef Dan Blended Mushroom Burger
Pictured: Because mushrooms are produced using less water, this burger is also more sustainable and healthier than its traditional all-beef counterparts.
MAD Greens Chef Dan Blended Mushroom Burger
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.
MAD Greens Chef Dan Blended Mushroom Burger
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.
MAD Greens Chef Dan Blended Mushroom Burger
Pictured: Our blended burger will knock your socks off. Or your tongue's socks off, if it wore socks. Enjoy!!