How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Arrange bread slices on a half-sheet pan or large cookie sheet.
  • Brush with olive oil and sprinkle generous amounts of onion and garlic powder over the top.
  • Bake at 375° until top is golden, flip and brush other side of bread with olive oil.
  • Return to oven until the bread is golden brown and crisp. (About 7 minutes total.)
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • May be served hot or cold, works perfectly as a crouton for salads or soups, or as base for a crostini.
  • Brown ground beef and ground pork in a large bowl to catch any drippings. (You don’t want them in your drains.)
  • Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel, add 2 tbsp olive oil and reheat.
  • Add onions and cook until unions are sift and just translucent.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  • Add shitake mushrooms, cook for 1 minute, then add button mushrooms.
  • Continue cooking vegetable mixture until mushrooms are golden.
  • Season vegetable mixture with salt and pepper. (Doing this before cooking the mushrooms would significantly lengthen browning time.)
  • Return ground meat to pan and stir to distribute all ingredients.
  • Sprinkle flour over mixture and stir well to distribute and coat pieces evenly. (about 1 minute or until the flour smells nutty.)
  • Add milk and sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce, stirring constantly until liquids are just below a boil. (Do not let the milk boil. If you do, it will separate and curdle. Definitely not a good thing.)
  • Remove from heat, test for seasoning.
  • Serve approximately one tbsp of mixture per slice of toast.
  • Variation: Add Pecorino Romano sprinkled over the top just before serving and/or add fresh parsley, mixed in the sauce at the last minute, for freshness.

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  • Good4U 4 years ago
    Awesome and such a good sounding comfort food:)
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  • fab44me 9 years ago
    This sounds terrific w/the mushroom addition. :o)
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  • hollymayb 10 years ago
    My husband is going to loooove this! Thanks!
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  • vickycummins 10 years ago
    Oh this sounds like a comfort food!! YUM!
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