What: Blended Burger Project
When: Now through July 31st
Where: Charro Steak, 188 E Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85701
You won’t have mushroom left in your stomach after indulging in the Blended Burger Project at Charro Steak. The Blended Burger Project is a James Beard project that strives to make burgers better by blending ground meat with chopped mushrooms, creating an incredibly delicious patty that’s healthier and more sustainable for the planet. These hand built burgers will consist of 25% mushrooms and 75% house ground grass-fed beef.
There are 6 Blended Burgers currently on the menu at Charro Steak and 5 of them are named after food journalists. Unfortunately you won’t be able to find an Addie collaboration (yet), but you will find a Russell Melt Down (Matt Russell), Tropical Storm Andi (Andi Berlin), Biggers’ Cover Story (Doug Biggers, Publisher of Edible Baja Arizona), Jackie’s Bob (Jackie Alpers), and Adam’s Wake Up Call (Adam Lehrman). You’ll also find Charro Steak’s official entry into the Blended Burger project: the Tucson Temptation Burger.
Tucson Temptation Burger
Blended burger recipe with Sonoran mushrooms, prickly pear bbq, crispy shoestring nopalitos, roasted green chile infused white cheddar, local tomato & Tucson’s own Merchant’s Garden Red Leaf Lettuce
Tropical Storm Andi
Blended Burger with mesquite grilled pork belly, queso frita pancake, and pineapple & jalapeno jelly on a local jalapeno-cheddar bun
Biggers’ Cover Story
Chef Gary’s famous grass fed meatloaf served center truck style on avocado toast with Sonoran mushroom demi-glace
Original “Estilo Charro” burger with a layer of melted manchego cheese & grilled pepper medley
Adam’s Wake Up Call
Deconstructed chile relleno, egg over easy, AZ grass fed beef chorizo, and cheddar on a corn meal bun
The Russell Melt Down
Sonoran Mushroom Co. mushrooms, melted manchego, wine soaked onions, grilled toast
Wash it down with a refreshing local cocktail such as the Del Bac Burro made with Del Bac whiskey cilantro, ginger beer, agave, and citrus splash.
Try them all and vote for your favorite here. You can be entered to win an expenses paid trip for two to the 2018 Blended burger event at the James Beard House! Do you need more of a reason to eat delicious burgers?
Header image provided by Charro Steak.