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Mushroom Beef Patties

 Mushroom Beef Patties
Even though I'm a "city boy", my co-workers have said I'm the most country city boy they have ever run across. Maybe that's because of the comforting, hearty recipes I share, like this ground beef dish. -Dale Thelen, Bedford, Texas
3-4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions


  • In a bowl, combine the milk, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, 1/2
  • teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder. Crumble beef over mixture
  • and mix well. Shape into three or four oval patties. In a large
  • skillet, cook patties over medium heat until no longer pink.
  • In another skillet, saute mushrooms and basil in 2 tablespoons butter
  • until tender; drain. Remove mushrooms with a slotted spoon and set
  • aside.
  • In the same skillet, melt the remaining butter; stir in flour until

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Mushroom Beef Patties (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • smooth. Gradually whisk in the cream, 1/2 cup water, pepper sauce
  • and remaining salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened and bubbly. Add enough remaining water to make a
  • medium-thin sauce. Add reserved mushrooms; heat though. Serve over
  • beef patties; top with cheese and onions. Yield: 3-4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 478 calories, 34 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 137 mg cholesterol, 955 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.