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Baha Veal Steak with Avocado Salsa



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4-1/2 lb. ground veal (IMPS/NAMP 396)
1-1/2 cups (4 oz.) finely chopped cremini mushrooms
3 ea. eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce, divided
1/4 cup (1-1/4 oz.) minced onion
1/4 cup (1/2 oz.) chopped fresh parsley
2-1/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided
3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3 cups (1 lb.) diced avocados
1-1/4 cups (7 oz.) diced tomatoes
3/4 cup (3-1/2 oz.) chopped white onion
5 lb. russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 2- inch pieces
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter (softened), divided
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup (4-1/4 oz.) minced shallots
1/4 cup (1-1/2 oz.) minced garlic
6 tbsp. olive oil
12 cups (2 lb.) cremini mushrooms, cut into quarters
1 cup dry red wine (Meritage)
6 cups veal stock
1/3 cup (1-1/2 oz.) all-purpose flour


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    For Veal Steak: Combine steak ingredients such as finely chopped mushrooms, eggs, 1/3 cup tabasco chipotle pepper sauce, 1/4 cup minced onion, parsley, 3/4 tsp. salt and 3/4 tsp. black pepper in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly. Divide and shape into twelve 1-inch thick patties, about 8 oz each. Cover and refrigerate.
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    For Avocado Salsa: Combine avocados, tomatoes and white onion in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. 3
    For Mashed Potatoes: Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until fork-tender; drain. Place potatoes in mixer bowl. Mix on low speed, adding milk, 3/4 cup butter, cheese and 1 tbsp. chipotle pepper sauce, until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm.
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    For Mushroom Sauce: In large skillet sauté shallots and garlic in 3 tbsp. oil until tender. Add remaining 3 tbsp. oil and quartered mushrooms; sauté until tender, stirring often. Add wine; reduce to au sec. Add veal stock; about 15 minutes or until thickened and syrupy. Combine 1/4 cup butter and flour until smooth; whisk into sauce. Simmer about 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Season with 1-1/2 tsp. salt and pepper. Keep warm.
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    Brown burger on both sides in hot skillet. Finish cooking in 350°F oven to medium (160°F) doneness.
  6. 6
    Place burger in center of plate. Top with 1 cup mashed potatoes and 1/3 cup salsa. Finish with 4 oz sauce.

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