Mushroom Council and Bon Appétit Launch “Blended” Burger Month Recipe Contest

Blended Burger Project: Home Edition Offers Home Cooks a Chance to Win $25,000

May is Burger Month, but the Mushroom Council and BonAppétit declare it “Blended” Burger Month with a contest awarding $25,000 to a home cook who makes their favorite burger recipe better by blending in finely chopped mushrooms.

The first-ever Blended Burger Project: Home Edition will mirror the popular, perennial Blended Burger Project™ restaurant competition, which challenges chefs to blend at least 25 percent fresh mushrooms with meat for burgers that are more delicious, nutritious and sustainable.

From May 1-31, the competition calls on home cooks to make an original blended burger recipe at home and share a photo of it on Instagram using the hashtag #BlendedBurgerContest. In June, the Mushroom Council and Bon Appétitwill judge the entries and award one winner a prize of $25,000. Full contest rules and entry form are available at: http://bonappetit.com/story/BlendedBurgerContest.

To help inspire creative and delicious blended burger recipes, five Instagram foodies – @whatsgabycookin, @diningwithskyler, @flavcity, @grillmomma and @theskinnydish – will share their own blended burgers throughout the month. In addition, Bon Appétit Senior Food Editor Chris Morocco features his own favorite blend recipe in a video from the Bon Appétit kitchen studio.

“You could add mushrooms to any kind of burger blend you wanted to make,” Morocco noted in the video. “It’s just going to add that intense level of savory depth to it. The (mushroom) texture matches up perfectly with that ground meat, so all you taste is one unified beautiful sensation.”

Ready to blend? More blended burger recipe inspiration can be found at blenditarian.com.

Source:The Mushroom Council

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