3 Cups Mashed Potatoes
1 Pound Ground Beef
3/4 Cup Onion Finely Chopped
1/3 Cup Bread Crumbs Seasoned
1 Cup Brown Gravy
1 Egg Lightly Beaten
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Crisp Bacon, Crumbled
1/2 Cup Crispy Fried Onions Canned
2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
Note: Any mashed potato recipe will work but I used this recipe for the mashed potatoes and this one would be awesome, too!
In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, breadcrumbs, ½ cup gravy, egg, and salt until well mixed. Gently press into bottom of baking dish.
Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Carefully pour off any excess fat.
In a large bowl, mix together hot mashed potatoes with bacon, 1 cup of cheese and ¼ cup fried onions. Spread evenly on top of beef mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese and fried onions.
Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned. Serve hot with top with additional brown gravy.