Calling all Home Cooks and Professionals


$20,000 total in Prizes! $10,000 to the winning Home Cook & $10,000 to the winning Professional

Create your original spin on a blended burger using at least 25% chopped cultivated* mushrooms in the patty for a chance to win $10,000!

Two tracks, two prizes! Show us what you got by submitting your own blended burger recipe below for a chance to win big. Show off your delicious burger photos on Instagram using the hashtag #BlendedBurgerContest!

1. Chop | 2. Blend | 3. Cook


Watch how Kardea Brown creates her favorite blended burger recipe, Southern Mushroom and Beef Burgers!

*Eligible mushroom varieties include store-bought White Button, Crimini, Portabella, Shiitake, Oyster, Enoki, Beech, Maitake, Trumpet and Lion’s Mane.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Contest starts at 9:00 a.m. ET on May 3, 2021 and ends at 9:00 p.m. ET on June 25, 2021. For full official rules and to enter, visit Sponsored by Discovery Communications, LLC, 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

Create your original spin on a blended burger using at least 25% chopped cultivated* mushrooms in the patty for a chance to win $10,000!

Two tracks, two prizes! Show us what you got by submitting your own blended burger recipe below for a chance to win big. Show off your delicious burger photos on Instagram using the hashtag #BlendedBurgerContest!


Thank You for Entering!

A panel of judges will review the recipes and entries and select the 2 winners (1 “home cook” winner and 1 “professional” winner). In the meantime, browse other delicious “blended” recipes at

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Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Contest starts at 9:00 a.m. ET on May 3, 2021 and ends at 9:00 p.m. ET on June 25, 2021. For full official rules and to enter, visit Sponsored by Discovery Communications, LLC, 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

The following promotion is intended for the 50 United States and D.C. only and will be construed and evaluated according to United States laws. Do not proceed in this site if you are not a legal resident of the 50 United States and D.C. and 21 years or older.


1. How to Enter: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 3, 2021 until 9:00 p.m. ET on June 25, 2021 (the “Promotion Period”), you may enter the Blended Burger Recipe Contest (the “Promotion”) by visiting the Food Network website ( (the “Website”), completing the online entry form, selecting the Home Cook or Professional Cooks category (as defined below) and submitting a Submission (as defined below). All entries must be received by 8:59:59 p.m. ET on June 25, 2021 to be eligible. The Website timeclock shall be the official timekeeper for all Promotion purposes, and proof of sending a Submission does not constitute proof of receipt by Sponsor. Each entry must also include entrant’s (“Entrant”) full name, age, address, phone number (including area code), e-mail address and a representation as to whether Entrant has ever been paid to create or cook recipes. Discovery Communications, LLC (“Sponsor”) will not verify receipt of entries.
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2. Submission Requirements: Submissions for the Promotion must consist of: (i) an original burger recipe that incorporates the required ingredients listed below and a description of how the Entrant prepared the dish (including measurements and instructions) of no more than 500 words; and (ii) a photo of the completed dish (each, a “Submission” and collectively, the “Submissions”). The Submission must use all of the required ingredients specified below, although Entrants can use as many additional ingredients as necessary to prepare their dish. The photo should be in .jpg, .gif or .png format, and the total upload should not be larger than three (3) megabytes. Submissions must not be previously submitted, used commercially or published by anyone other than the Entrant. The entry of a Submission is Entrant’s acknowledgement that Entrant has read, understands and will abide by these Official Rules.
Required Ingredients
- Mushrooms, which must comprise no less than 25% of the burger patty (by volume). Must use cultivated, store-bought mushrooms (no wild mushrooms). A list of eligible mushrooms can be found at:
- A meat or meat substitute.

All Submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If you are selected as a prospective Prize Winner, you will be required to execute and return releases and additional documentation supplied by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s instructions or such prospective Prize Winner will be disqualified. Incomplete and/or late Submissions will also be disqualified.
Completed Submissions that are created and received within the above-mentioned guidelines shall collectively be referred to herein as the “Eligible Entries”. Submissions that are not your original recipe and/or illegible or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any Submissions that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be unlawful or to violate any of the policies of Sponsor’s customary standards and practices, and to re-categorize an entry which might have been entered in the wrong category (Home Cooks versus Professional Cooks).
The Submission must be consistent with the image and values of Sponsor and must not include: (a) any third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities, and friends, who have not expressly authorized entrant to display their image or likeness; (b) any content that violates any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademark rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (c) defamatory language or threatening language; (d) language or content that is sexually explicit, obscene, or indecent; (e) language or content that promotes the consumption or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs; (f) any other language or content that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; (g) contain material that is threatening to any person, place, or business group; or (h) contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion sexual orientation or socioeconomic group or that Sponsor determines is inappropriate in Sponsor’s sole discretion and/or does not otherwise meet the Submission requirements.
Limit of one (1) entry per eligible person during the Promotion Period. If multiple entries are received, only the first entry will be accepted and additional entries will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by you to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods, may void your entries and you may be disqualified from the Promotion. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, contest entry services) will void all entries by you. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.
This Promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing information to Sponsor and not to any applicable social media site.

3. Representations and Warranties: By making a Submission, you represent and warrant that: (a) the Submission is an original work created solely by you; (b) you own all rights to the Submission and have obtained any necessary third-party clearances; (c) the Submission complies with all requirements of these Official Rules; and (d) you understand that other Entrants may submit original Submissions that are substantially similar to yours in content and that you shall not have any claim against Sponsor arising out of any such similarity.

4. Eligibility: This Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., who are 21 years of age or older as of the Promotion start date. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Employees and members of their households and immediate families (spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of the Promotion Entities (as defined below) and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their advertising and promotion agencies and all local sponsors are not eligible.

5. Privacy: In connection with the Promotion entry process, Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants on the Website, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review Sponsor’s privacy policy located at: By participating in the Promotion, you hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of your personal information and acknowledge that you have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. When you enter at the Website, you may be asked to consent to receive promotional e-mails and reminders for upcoming promotions and information about Sponsor. Consenting to receive such e-mails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Promotion and does not improve your chances of winning. Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes your consent to Sponsor’s use of your Submission, name, likeness, entry, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any and all media, including the internet, without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.

6. Limitations of Liability: Sponsor, Mushroom Council, Hearst Communications, Inc., other participating sponsors and The TEAM Group, LLC (collectively with Sponsor, the “Promotion Entities”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion; inability to access the Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; printing or other errors; and any entries that are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible or postage due, or any combination thereof. Online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential winner and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person based on such background check if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding the Prize to such potential winner might reflect negatively on Sponsor or any of the Promotion Entities. By entering, you also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, Instagram LLC, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and Prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with your participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or your receipt or use of any Prize awarded in this Promotion or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity or participation in this Promotion. Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s entry and acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voices, Submission and city and state addresses on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. No more than the advertised number of Prizes will be awarded. You further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. You acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.

7. How Winners will be Determined: Entrants will be placed into two categories: (i) home cooks (i.e. someone who has never been employed as a foodservice professional, such as a professional chef or cook, has never been paid to create recipes (such as cookbook authors, packaged food product developers and commercial recipe developers of any kind) and has never been trained and worked as a chef or food-preparation professional) (the “Home Cooks”) and (ii) professional cooks (i.e. someone who has been employed to develop, cook, or commercialize recipes in any manner, including without limitation chefs, food preparation professionals, cookbook authors, food product developers, commercial recipe developers of any kind or any other activity Sponsor considers to be “professional” in its sole discretion) (the “Professional Cooks”), based on the selection made by the Entrant at the time of entry. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will make the final determination as to whether or not an Entrant is considered a Home Cook or Professional Cook.
After the Promotion Period, a panel of judges selected by Sponsor will evaluate all Submissions and select two (2) Prize Winners based on the following Judging Criteria: (a) 25% based on flavor profile; (b) 25% based on originality; (c) 25% based on crowd appeal; and (d) 25% based on presentation. Submissions will be judged as submitted and will not be prepared or tasted by the judges.
The Home Cook and the Professional Cook with the highest scoring Submissions in their respective category will be the Prize Winners (the “Prize Winners”). In the event of a tie, ties will be broken based on the originality score. If a tie still remains, the tie will be broken based on the crowd appeal criteria score. If a tie still remains, tied Submissions will be reviewed by a separate panel of judges selected by Sponsor using the judging criteria and process outlined above. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the Prize Winners and other matters pertaining to the Promotion shall be final.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Official Rules, if at any time during the Promotion Period, the judging rounds or at any time thereafter, the Sponsor determines that no eligible entrants exist from which to determine the Prize Winners, then Sponsor may in its sole and exclusive discretion determine that no eligible contestants exist, and then may either suspend or terminate the Promotion or modify it (or any parts thereof) in any equitable manner that Sponsor deems appropriate in its sole and exclusive discretion, including, without limitation, by not awarding any one or more of the Prizes set forth in these Official Rules.

8. Prize Conditions: The Prize Winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of Prize notification. If Sponsor is unable to contact a Prize Winner within three (3) days from first notification attempt, if a Prize Winner fails to complete and return all requested forms or fails to provide any required proof of eligibility (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) by the specified date, if the potential Prize Winner does not pass Sponsor’s background check (in Sponsor’s sole discretion), or if a Prize Winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her Prize will be forfeited and an alternate prospective winner shall be selected by selecting the next-highest scoring Submission in the applicable category.
The Prize Winners will be notified by email, telephone, and/or overnight mail delivery on or around July 25, 2021, to be determined by Sponsor.

9. Ownership of Submissions: By submitting a Submission, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) Sponsor is the sole and exclusive owner, in perpetuity and throughout the world, of all right, title, and interest in and to your Submission, including, without limitation, all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights in and to the Submission (and all renewals and extensions thereof now or hereafter provided by law) and all the rights therein and thereto; (b) ownership of the Submission shall inure to the benefit of Sponsor from the date of conception, of creation, or of fixation in a tangible medium of expression (whichever occurs first), of such Submission; (c) your Submission is a “work made for hire” (as that term is used in the United States Copyright Act of 1976, as amended); (d) to the extent that your Submission is not a work made for hire, you hereby assign to Sponsor all right, title, and interest in and to the Submission and all copies thereof that you may have or obtain without any further consideration, free from any claim, lien, balance due, or rights of retention thereto, on your part; (e) you waive all claims to any and all moral rights in the Submission including, without limitation, your right of attribution and integrity; and (f) Sponsor may exploit the Submission (and all rights therein) in any manner throughout the world without restriction of any kind, or payment to, or consent from, anyone. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or edit the winning Submission for content including all copyrights and trademarks, and Promotion Entities or their assigned agent(s) will have the right to reproduce, publish, adapt, modify and/or revise the Submission, in its sole discretion, in any manner or form throughout the world, in perpetuity. Sponsor will own all rights to the winning Submission.

10. Conditions of Entry: Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the judge’s or Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify, suspend, or to terminate the Promotion and proceed with the judging process, as outlined in the “How Winner will be Determined” section to award the Prizes using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

11. Prizes: Each Prize Winner shall win the following (the “Prize”): Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) presented in the form of a check or wire transfer as agreed upon by Sponsor and Prize Winner. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize: $10,000. ARV of all Prizes: $20,000.
The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the Prize in the Promotion shall be solely determined by Sponsor. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of the Prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. All federal, state and local taxes on the Prize are the Prize Winner’s responsibility. Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the Prize.
Prize cannot be transferred or substituted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value.

12. Disputes/Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant or the Promotion Entities in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions which would cause the application or the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland. Any action or litigation concerning this Agreement shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in Montgomery County, Maryland, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. You agree to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of Maryland. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. YOU (HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, IDENTIFIABLE PERSONS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTICIPANTS, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.

13. Winner List: Beginning on or about September 25, 2021 you may obtain the name of the Prize Winners by going to the Website.

14. Sponsor: Discovery Communications, LLC, 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

15. Administrator: The TEAM Group, LLC, (, P.O. Box 204, Florham Park, NJ 07932.