6 Healthy Ways to Elevate a Lean Burger

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6 Healthy Ways to Elevate a Lean Burger

Here’s your grilling game plan: Keep the meat lean, the buns optional—then add a kick with these healthy toppings and condiments.

"Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the umami factor, or the fifth taste. Umami gives foods a savory, over-the-top flavor that makes you want to have another bite, and another, and another. We created this mixture to take our burgers over the top." —Andy and Chris


  • 6 tbsp porcini powder
  • 2 tbsp Portobello powder
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder

Instructions: In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months. Ideally, you should add it when you are grinding your meat since it becomes fully incorporated that way. We add a little over 1 tablespoon per pound of meat. If you are folding it in by hand, make sure to mix it in well.

Yield: About 1 cup (enough for 14 to 16 burgers)


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