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       Title: Hamburgers Au Poivre
  Categories: Ground beef, Beef
       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.
   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.