---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.03
  
       Title: HAMBURGERS AU POIVRE
  Categories: Hamburger, Main dish, Meats
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 lb Ground Beef
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 tb Freshly CrackedBlackPepper;*
       1 tb Brandy Or Cognac; Optional
       3 tb Red Wine; Dry, Optional
  
   *    Or To Taste.
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   ~----------------- Mix meat and salt.  Shape mixture
   into 4 patties, each about 3/4 of an inch thick.
   Press pepper into both sides of the patties.  Cook the
   patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat,
   turning once, until the desired doneness is reached,
   about 8 minutes.  Drain off the fat. Sprinkle the
   cognac over the patties, immediately ignite, if
   desired. Remove patties to a warm platter.  Stir the
   wine into the drippings in the skillet.  Heat just to
   boiling, stirring constantly.  Serve sauce over the
   patties.
  
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