50-50 Burger

This may be a 50-50 burger, but there’s a 100% chance you’ll love this recipe! With 50% of the season’s freshest mushrooms and 50% meat, this 50-50 burger is just what you need to satisfy those burger cravings.

Did you know May is National Burger Month? With Memorial Day around the corner and grilling season in full effect, fire up your taste buds with this 50-50 burger.

50/50 Burger | Easy recipe for a healthier burger- half meat, half mushrooms

Do we have any mushroom lovers reading this post? Be sure to check out our blog post on mushrooms for more information on your favorite foraged food. From King Oyster to brown, portobello, button and everything in between, the world of mushrooms is as wide as it is diverse. As our vegetarian friends are aware of, mushrooms make a delicious, hearty alternative to meat.  While they are delicious on their own, mixing mushrooms with meat is the answer to a killer barbecue, cookout, picnic, or regular plain ol’ dinner any day of the week.

Since May is meant to celebrate the almighty burger, it’s only right to end the month with a burger that’s hearty and full of flavor. Wow your crowd before National Burger Month comes to a close, but don’t worry, if you choose to indulge in this mushroom-meat love fest during any other month, we won’t tell! Trust us, there’s no way to disappoint with a 50-50 burger. Remember, 50% mushroom + 50% meat = 100% AMAZING!

50/50 Burger | Easy recipe for a healthier burger- half meat, half mushrooms

50-50 Burger

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Servings 8 servings


  • 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms stems and gills removed; chopped small
  • 1/2 pound button mushrooms stems trimmed; chopped small
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves Melissa's Peeled Garlic minced
  • 1/2 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 1/2 pound italian sausage and/or beer brats casings removed
  • 1 1/2 cups italian bread crumbs
  • 8 hamburger buns


  • In a sauté pan, heat the oil and melt the butter. Add the mushrooms, season with the salt and pepper and add the garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat and let cool. In a mixing bowl, add the ground beef, sausage, eggs, bread crumbs and mushrooms. Mix well and separate into 8 equal portions. Form them into patties and set aside. Prepare a hot grill. Grill the burgers until completely cooked through. Toast the burger buns on the grill. Build your burgers to your liking (i.e. sliced tomato, lettuce, pickles, sliced onion).
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