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                           Mushroom Beef Patties
 
 Recipe By     : TASTE OF HOME - FEB/MARCH 1996
 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         ground beef
      1/4  cup           dry bread crumbs
    2      Tablespoons   milk
    1      Tablespoon    Worcestershire sauce
    1      teaspoon      salt -- divided
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      garlic powder
      1/2  pound         fresh mushrooms -- sliced
    1      teaspoon      dried basil
    5      Tablespoons   butter or margarine -- divided
    2      Tablespoons   all-purpose flour
      1/2  cup           half and half
      1/2  cup           water
      1/4  teaspoon      hot pepper sauce
      1/4  cup           shredded cheddar cheese
    2      Tablespoons   green onion -- chopped
 
 Combine beef, crumbs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2       
 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder; mix well. Shape    
 into 3 or 4 oval patties; cook on both sides until no longer
 pink. Cook the mushrooms and basil in 2 Tablespoon butter   
 over medium-high heat until tender. Increase heat to high;  
 cook and stir until most of the liquid evaporates. Melt the 
 remaining butter; stir in flour. Gradually blend in cream.  
 Add 1/2 cup water, hot pepper sauce and remaining salt; cook
 and stir on low until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir   
 for 2 minutes more. Add enough remaining water to make a    
 medium-thin sauce. Add mushrooms; heat through. Serve over  
 beef patties; top with cheese and onions.                   
 Yield: 3-4 servings.                                        
 
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