A Blended Burger combines plant-based ingredients with ground beef (or other meat) to reduce the total meat in the burger while improving its flavor. Blending is not just for burgers. Mushrooms can be blended with other dishes such as meatloaf, meatballs, and chili. Or chefs can blend greens, grains, and other ingredients with their favorite protein. Blending meat addresses the health risks associated with meat over-consumption and helps to reduce the environmental impact.
This resource offers guidance as to how facilities can create their own burgers or procure pre-made blended meat products that have sustainability attributes such as meat raised without routine antibiotics, grass-fed beef and locally produced ingredients.