You’d never know it from the taste, but mushrooms are hiding in all of these meat-based recipes—which is good news for the planet, your health and your pocketbook.
Sure, we love vegetables. But not enough to give up our burgers entirely.
That’s why we’re newly obsessed with the technique of blending ground meat with mushrooms. The finely chopped ’shrooms are barely detectable; their benefits, on the other hand, are clear. Mushrooms are low-cal, cholesterol-free and nutrientrich. Stretching meat with them often saves money. And they’re ecological rock stars, growing in natural, recyclable compost and requiring almost no light or water. (Compare that to the carbon footprint of, well, almost anything else!) Inspired by chefs who have embraced the concept, we created five family-friendly recipes. But once you master the basics, the blending possibilities are endless.
We fed these beef tacos to several kids (and one mushroom-hating adult). No one noticed the secret ingredient.