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Lion's Mane Burgers: A Healthier Fast Food Alternative
Apr 10, 23
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Author: Sony Sherpa

Lion's Mane Burgers: A Healthier Fast Food Alternative

  • by Sony Sherpa

    Medically reviewed by

    Sony Sherpa

    Dr. Sony Sherpa is a board-certified Clinical Doctor and dedicated advocate for holistic medicine, specializing in functional mushrooms. Her blend of medical expertise and passion for alternative wellness lends authenticity to her role as a contributor for Natures Rise.

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Lion's Mane Burgers: A Healthier Fast Food Alternative

Looking for a healthier and more nutritious alternative to fast food burgers? Look no further than Lion's Mane Burgers! These delicious burgers are packed with health benefits, thanks to the addition of Lion's Mane mushrooms, known for their brain-boosting and immune-boosting properties.

This Lion's Mane burger recipe is simple and easy to make, and you can whip it up in 30 minutes. With key ingredients like Lion's Mane mushroom, onion, Swiss cheese, and a few spices, you can create a satisfying and delicious burger much healthier than its fast food counterparts.

Whether you're looking for a quick lunch, a satisfying dinner, or a healthy snack, these Lion's Mane burgers are perfect. So why settle for unhealthy fast food when you can enjoy a healthier and more nutritious burger with the power of Lion's Mane mushrooms?

How to Cook Lion's Mane Burgers

Burgers are a classic and beloved food for many people, but the burgers you get from fast food restaurants like Burger King can leave much to be desired regarding nutrition and health. This is where Lion's Mane Burgers come in. Lion's Mane mushrooms are a nutritious and flavorful addition to any burger, increasing the health benefits of the meal.

General Info

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 25 min

Servings: 2

Great for: boosting brain function and immunity

Read More: See why Lion's mane is one of the best mushrooms for brain health.


  • 1 Lion's Mane mushroom (medium size)
  • Your favorite bread roll or burger bun
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons butter
  • Salt and pepper according to taste


  • Pan
  • Toaster (optional)


1. Preparing The Filling

Slice the onions into long, thin strips. Next, squeeze the mushroom against a paper towel to draw the water out.

From head to foot, cut the mushroom into 1/2-inch steaks (like broccoli). In a dry nonstick skillet over medium heat, arrange the mushrooms.

2. Cooking The Filling

Sautee the onions in a pan with one teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of butter over medium heat until they reach the desired level of caramelization. Next, add your mushrooms. 

After 5 minutes, flip the mushrooms once they have been browned. Cook the second side for five minutes and season each with salt and pepper.

Add one teaspoon of butter, covering each mushroom, and stir-fry until both sides are golden. Finally, take it out of the pan.

3. Final Touches

In the same pan, toast the bread and, if preferred, add one teaspoon of butter. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on the bread and cover the pan to melt the cheese. Add a lot of onions and mushrooms to your sandwich. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Info

Protein 2 g          Fiber 2 g

Sodium 1 g           Vitamin B 3 g

Sugar 0 g             Iron 1 g

Additional Note:

You can sprinkle sesame seeds on the top bun and serve with a flag on a toothpick for decor. Spinach can be used as an additional filling between the bun and the mushrooms.

Key Takeaways

Lion's Mane burgers are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional fast-food burgers. Incorporating this superfood mushroom into your meal can boost your brain function and immunity while savoring the juicy flavors of a classic burger. 

Next time you're craving a burger, skip the drive-thru and make your Lion's Mane burger at home. Your taste buds and body will thank you for it!

Do you enjoy cooking mushroom meals at home? Which mushrooms have you tried so far? Please share your experience with us in the comment section.

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