Loaded Meatloaf and Potato Casserole


Ingredients
1 package of flavored instant mashed potatoes
1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
¾ cup diced onion
1 ½ tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup bread crumbs
1 large egg
⅓ cup bacon bits
¾ cup chopped green onion
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, freshly shredded
Instructions
FIRST STEP:
Preheat the oven to 400*
Make the mashed potatoes according to the package directions
SECOND STEP:
In a large bowl place the meat, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and bread crumbs
Mix by hand to incorporate all, add the egg and mix again
THIRD STEP:
Place this mixture into the prepared baking dish
Top the meat mixture with the prepared mashed potatoes
FOURTH STEP:
Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the meatloaf
Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the mashed potatoes
FIFTH STEP:
Sprinkle the bacon bits over the cheese
Sprinkle the cut green onion over the top with the crumbled bacon
SIXTH STEP:
Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil
Bake for 40 minutes at 400*
SEVENTH STEP:
Remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes
Check to be certain that the meat is cooked completely
EIGHTH STEP:
Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes to set
Enjoy!

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