Ground Beef and Twice-Baked Potato Pie

 

Ground Beef and Twice-Baked Potato Pie
A simple and hearty meal. It has bacon and cheese what else would want. It's very similar to a shepherd's pie but with the toppings of a loaded baked potato
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Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs or Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 package (1 lb. .) refrigerated garlic mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (.)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh tomato, if desired
  • 2 slices precooked bacon, chopped, if desired
  • 2 medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)
Directions
  1. Heat oven to .
  2. In large bowl, mix, onion, bread crumbs, sage, salt and egg, milk until well blended.
  3. Add beef and mix into the crumb mixture.
  4. Press lightly into bottom of ungreased square () glass baking dish.
  5. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over top.
  6. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.
  7. Bake uncovered about 50 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of beef mixture reads .
  8. Sprinkle with tomato, bacon and green onions
Notes
bake 2, and freeze one without the cheese and toppings, for a busy day when you need something without the fuss!

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This can be made ahead the night before baking. Keep the bacon, green onions, and tomato separate and add right before serving

 

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