Blend & Extend

What is

Blend and Extend?

Blend and Extend is an easy food prep hack that combines finely chopped mushrooms and ground meat in recipes to add veggies to your plate, boost flavour, and extend portions.


Finely chop your favourite mushroom variety.


Blend the chopped mushrooms with ground meat (beef, pork, chicken, turkey – even tofu).


Cook the mushroom-meat blend to complete the recipe.

Benefits of

Blend and Extend


Mushrooms and ground meat are a powerful combo upping the nutritional value of your favourite recipes. Mushrooms provide essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, while decreasing calories, saturated fats, and cholesterol.


The rising cost of food is being felt everywhere as we try to provide nutrient-dense meals. Blending mushrooms with ground meat extends the portion sizes, bulking up the volume of your favourite meat-based recipes without hurting your pocketbook.


Mushrooms are one of the most sustainable foods on the planet, so you can feel good about blending them into your recipes!


Adding finely chopped mushrooms to your ground meat boosts flavour, moisture, and extends the recipes you love! Finely chopped mushrooms look similar and blend seamlessly with ground meat, so classics can be satisfying without losing taste or sacrificing texture.

YOU CAN Blend With





Meat Substitutes

How to

Blend and Extend

Make classic meat dishes lighter by adding mushrooms to the meat, and adjusting the consistency to your taste.


For chili, pasta sauce, and casseroles, try a 75/25 mushroom-meat blend.


For ground meat dishes such as sloppy joes, tacos, burritos and lasagna, try a 50/50 mushroom-meat blend.


A 25/75 mushroom-meat blend is perfect for burgers, meatballs, and meatloaf.

Cost Savings of

Blend and Extend

Using mushrooms as a substitute for half (or part) of the meat in a meal can provide significant cost savings per recipe. For example, if a pound of ground meat costs $7.97 per pound and you substitute half of it with mushrooms, which cost $4.94 per pound, you can save $1.50 per recipe. The exact cost savings will depend on the type of meat and mushrooms, but the potential savings can be substantial.