This recipe is from my mother in law. I think the use of artichokes is different than any other stuffed mushroom recipe I've seen. Note that this is best when the filling has a chance to sit overnight but that isn't absolutely necessary.
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I LOVE going to the Outback and ordering this side with my steak. I could eat these alone! This is a copycat recipe; one I have had saved but have yet to try. But if this recipe is a true copycat of what I have eaten at Outback, you will not be sorry!
I prefer a good portabella mushroom sandwich to a typical veggie burger anyday, and this one is excellent. It's juicy, garlicky and cheesy, and really quick. Try it on the grill in the summer, on grilled French bread with garden-fresh tomato ... mmmmmmm! Prep time includes marinating mushrooms.
I discovered this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens several years ago. It can be served as an appetizer or vegetable. I make it as an appetizer for holidays, and use portobello mushrooms when served as a side dish.