Bahn Mi Blended Burger

Pork and Mushroom Blended Banh Mi Burger, Pickled Carrots and Daikon

Another spin on the classic Banh Mi, these burger patties blend ground pork and mushrooms for a “blended burger." Mushrooms add flavor, moisture, and fiber, while cutting the calories, saturated fat, and… cost!

Check out your local farmers market for the ingredients that add color and brightness to this recipe: carrots, diakon radish, jalapeno, cilantro, ginger, garlic, and the star: mushrooms!

This hearty, flavorful burger topped with crisp pickled veggies is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Banh Mi Blended Burger 2

Pork and Mushroom Blended Banh Mi Burger, Pickled Carrots and Daikon

Our recipe for Pork Mushroom Blended Banh Mi Burgers is topped with Pickled Carrots and Daikon. Mushrooms blended in with the ground pork keep these burgers juicy and packed with flavor, the perfect addition to your next backyard barbeque.

Serving Size: 1 burger 

Makes: 7 servings


Pickled Carrot and Diakon
1 c. carrots, julienned
1 c. daikon radish, matchsticks
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 c. warm water
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1/3 c. white vinegar
Pork and Mushroom Blended Burgers
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 1/4 lb. button mushrooms, minced
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
2 tbsp. ginger root, minced
2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 lb. ground pork, 80/20
3/4 c. jalapeño pepper, sliced
1 oz. cilantro spring
7 whole wheat hamburger buns


Pickled Carrot and Diakon

  1. Toss carrots and daikon with salt.  Place in a mesh strainer and allow to sit for 3 minutes, tossing occasionally to help rid excess water.  Place carrots and daikon in a non-reactive container.
  2. Whisk together warm water and sugar until sugar has dissolved.  Stir in vinegar.  Pour pickling liquid over carrots and daikon; marinate in refrigerator overnight.  Strain before serving.

Pork and Mushroom Blended Burgers

  1. Heat oil in a sauté pan.  Sauté mushrooms until dry.  Stir in garlic and ginger.  Cook until fragrant.  Remove from the heat.  Stir in cilantro and salt.  Chill mushroom mixture.
  2. In a bowl, mix together ground pork and mushroom mixture.  Form into 4 oz patties.
  3. Sear pork burgers in a pan with prepared with pan spray until an internal temp of 155°F is reached.
  4. Build each burger in a whole wheat hamburger bun: 1 pork mushroom patty, 3 jalapeno slices, cilantro sprigs, ¼ cup pickled carrot and daikon.

Nutrition Information per Serving: 420 calories, 19 g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 550mg sodium, 22g protein, 43g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 10g sugar


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