Hamburgers au poivre

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Ground Beef
½ teaspoon Salt
½ tablespoon Freshly CrackedBlackPepper;*
1 tablespoon Brandy Or Cognac; Optional
3 tablespoons Red Wine; Dry, Optional

* Or To Taste.

~------------------------------------------------------ ~----------------- Mix meat and salt. Shape mixture into 4 patties, each about ¾ 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.

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