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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3-4 servings


  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 478 calories, 34g fat (18g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 955mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • hunter6295
    Sep 15, 2013

    I've been making this recipe for years. The whole family loves it!

  • delowenstein
    Sep 1, 2013

    I'd prepared these patties when they first were featured in Taste of Home! When I prepared them, I used: 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, DIVIDED, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, 1/4 tsp. hot red pepper flakes as I'd had it on hand. If you don't have the pepper flakes, you can use 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. I crushed the dried basil to release the flavor! I HAD used oil to cook the meat patties-I'd say about 1 to 2 Tbsp.!These Mushroom Beef Patties were delicious! NOTE: I didn't use hot red pepper sauce! I used about 3 Tbsp. of the butter to saute the mushrooms and the balance of the butter to prepare the sauce! Thank you, Dale Thelen, for sharing your recipe! DELowenstein

  • allaboutcookies86
    Jan 3, 2012

    I decided to make these for something different. My husband LOVED these. He said it is his most favorite recipe I have made yet. He wants me quadruple the batches in the future so he has plenty left over! I think one weekend I am going to make a bunch of gravy and freeze it so all I have to do is thaw it out to put on top of my burgers. Then it becomes a quick and easy recipe:) Thank you for the idea. These are fantastic!

  • carlaw
    Apr 6, 2011

    These were great. I didn't have cream on hand, so used one cup of skim milk in place of the cream and left the gravy thick. Definitely a keeper.

  • rewaxation
    Jul 8, 2009

    My boyfriend loved this recipe. We added extra hot sauce because we like spicy foods. It was kind of a cross between meatloaf and chicken fried steak. The next time I will serve this with mashed potatoes and double the gravy recipe. The leftovers heated up great for my lunch the next day.

  • mary1b
    Jun 24, 2009

    i made these and my husband really liked them.i did not,i thought they were a little to hot or spicy for my taste.