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Garlic Mushroom Appetizer

 Garlic Mushroom Appetizer
My grandfather, who was a hotel chef for many years, created this recipe. He prepared these mushrooms for big family gatherings, and they always were gone quickly.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sliced French bread

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil and butter until
  • crisp-tender. Add mushrooms; cook for 2 minutes or until vegetables
  • are tender. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper; cover and simmer for
  • 20-30 minutes.
  • Stir in the vinegar, parsley and garlic. Cover and simmer for 10
  • minutes. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. To
  • serve, spoon onto slices of French bread. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 118 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.