Blended Burger Sliders

Burger Sliders for the Whole Family

A blended burger is a great way to amplify the nutrient density of your hamburgers by adding in fresh chopped mushrooms to the patties for additional fiber, juiciness and savory flavor.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 to 8 depending on the size of burger you prefer.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef, preferably grass-finished
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (baby portobello, white button or shiitake)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • To taste, desired seasonings
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • Optional, burger toppings: tomato, lettuce, red onion, ketchup, mustard, mayo
  • Whole grain hamburger buns, you can use slider size if a smaller burger is preferred.
  • If preferred, bibb lettuce as a gluten-free lettuce wrap option.


  1. Remove the mushroom stems and place in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop them by hand.
  2. Add the chopped mushrooms, ground beef, garlic, salt and pepper to a medium sized mixing bowl and mix until combined. Form into 4 to 5 large patties or 6 to 8 smaller patties.
  3. Heat tablespoon of avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the burger patties in the skillet and cook for approximately 4 minutes per side, or to your preference for doneness.
  4. Serve on a toasted bun or lettuce wrap dressed with preferred condiments and toppings.
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.