Shiitake Blended Burger [Food Processor Attachment]

You would never know that this burger is 50% mushroom. Traditional burger flavor comes through with no texture changes.

Mushroom Burger


  • For the Burger:
  • ¾ pound (340 g) shiitake mushrooms, stemmed
  • 1 small jalapeño, stemmed
  • 1 medium (30 g) shallot, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¾ pound (340 g) 80/20 ground beef
  • Toppings:
  • ¼ cup (5 g) arugula
  • ¼ cup (50 g) pickled turnips
  • 5 Tablespoons (75 ml) Harissa Aioli
  • 9 whole grain bun, slider size


  1. Fit the Food Processor with the Multi-Use Blade. Place the mushrooms, salt, pepper, jalapeno, shallot, and garlic into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. Start the machine and process for 30 seconds, scrape down the side of the container as needed. Fold mushroom mixture into the ground beef. Form into nine 3 oz. patties.  
  2. To cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tablespoon of oil to the pan and place burger patties into the pan (do not over crowd the pan). You may cook two at a time. Sear 3 minutes on each side and then place in 400°F (200°C) for about 15 minutes or until desired doneness.  
  3. To serve: Toast bun, smear aioli on bun, place burger on bun, and top with arugula and pickled turnips.

Chef's Notes

  • Blending mushrooms into your burger is a tasty way to add extra nutrients while reducing saturated fats and cholesterol.  This healthier version of a traditional burger tastes even better topped with arugula and pickled turnips add flavor and boost nutrition and fiber.