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Friday, June 18, 2004

Cheesy Mushroom Sauce

I have always used this sauce for burger in my attempt to come up with something like Jolibee's burger steak, which my children loved. But the Piquant Meatloaf recipe that I found on the net and which I recently featured (under the post "Two Meatloaf Recipes") included a mushroom sauce recipe to go with it (however, this is my own recipe). Though my (boring) husband would still prefer using ketchup on his meatloaf, I and my kids like this sauce. It is just so rich and yummy! And I am a big fan of mushrooms.


3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 sm can sliced mushrooms
1 can condensed cream of mushroom (Campbell)
1 cup beef broth
dash of paprika
1/2 c grated cheddar cheese (or according to taste) or 4-5 sliced white cheese
salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in medium heat. Sautee garlic and mushroom.
Add condensed cream of mushroom and beef broth. Stir.
Add the cheese and a dash of paprika. If necessary, add salt and pepper.
Pour on top of meatloaf slices or burger or meatballs.


  1. Looks really yummy but too rich for me. Doesn't mean I won't indulge in something delicious like this once in a while though.

  2. Bayi,

    I once made it without cheese nor condensed cream of mushroom, just soy sauce mixed with water, cornstarch, pepper and salt, and some other (unrecalled) spices which I just grabbed from the shelf. Still tasted good.

  3. Thanks, Manang. That appears to be an excellent substitute. It's just like making curry, where a fair amount of coconut milk is used. This is very unhealthy. I get my wife to use yogurt instead. Or use the Indian method of cooking it, where curry powder is used without the coconut milk.

  4. Do you kow that there is a mushroom burgerfast food in Tagaytay. The also grow the mushrooms.
    Just love it, that everytime I take a vacation, I do not forget to go to the place.

    The CA t

  5. Cat,
    No I haven't heard of that in TAgaytay. Once lang ako nakapunta run eh. As in pure mushroom yun? SArrrap naman...

  6. Yes, for vegetarian. Walang kaibahan sa regular burger.
    Kaya lang baka pag palagi akong kumain noon, baka tubuan ako ng mushroom sa aking buhok.

  7. Mushroom burgers are a good substitute to beef burgers....I use the big portobello mushrooms, brush it with olive oil and salt and pepper, then either grill it or bake it the oven....Yummy....

    About a month ago, the APO had a concert here in Florida....My friends and I played golf with Danny and Buboy and after playing, had dinner at my friend's house....I got some portobello's from the grocery store and grilled them.....Patok na patok kay Danny at Buboy....

  8. Thanks to Anonymous for that idea. Makapag-hunt na rin for Portobello mushrooms...baka sakaling magoyo ko si Mokong (di ko muna sasabihing mushroom).

  9. manang...i stumbled upon your site when i googled crema de fruta. kakabilib ka naman! you are sooo talented. galing magluto and galing pa ng website...and just by reading contents, i can see you are well-educated...hindi english kalabaw...hehe...thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes...i am sure hindi ka na mabubuang. i will try this mushroom sauce on the meat too...i love mushrooms. i loved your garden and it's cool to be able to cook with really homegrown ingredients...you rock, manang! keep it up...i did not want to create an account...you may call me ah-ding (younger sibling in ilocano...hehe), I just thought i'd spell that way to get my point across...huwag ading as in ading fernando. you are just awesome!

  10. this is easy to make, tysm


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