The Blended Burger Project™ is a movement in partnership with the James Beard Foundation to make burgers better by blending mushrooms with meat—creating a more delicious, nutritious and sustainable burger.
Join hundreds of chefs and restaurants across the country in putting your unique spin on the blended burger.
Learn more and join by visiting James Beard Foundation's website.
"As a proponent of sustainable, healthy foods, I'm thrilled to join the Blended Burger Project™. The meaty, umami qualities of mushrooms make them the perfect ingredient to boost a burger's flavor - and their nutritional and environmental qualities make a great burger even better."
Hugh AchesonJames Beard Foundation
Award-winning chef, author and Top Chef judge
"We are honored to create a burger with healthier, more sustainable ingredients."
Chef Diego SolanoBulla Gastrobar, Miami, Florida
"Oh my! I just had the blended burger at Flour, I may never return to just a "straight" burger again, kudos!"
Calling All Burger Lovers!
One of the easiest ways for you to support the JBF Blended Burger Project and become a blenditarian is to eat
at a local participating restaurant.
Looking for Burger Recipes from Blended Burger ProjectTM Chefs?
Blended Burger Project unites meat and mushrooms in sustainable deliciousness
Back for another year, the James Beard Foundation is launching its Blended Burger Project on Memorial Day, challenging chefs in New York and across the country to make 'shroom in their meaty patties for some vegetables.
5 winning blended burgers
The James Beard Foundation challenged chefs to develop or share a burger recipe that replaced at least 25% of the meat with mushrooms. Diners were asked to choose the best of the preparations. Here are the five they chose as the top contenders.
How to make a better burger
The James Beard Foundation embarked upon the Blended Burger Project last year, enlisting hundreds of chefs nationwide to create burgers replacing 25 percent or more of the meat blend with mushrooms. Now, in year two, 347 restaurants are participating, with 10 in Washington state making Blended Burgers from Seattle to Spokane.