Loaded Baked Potato Shepherds Pie
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (1 lb 8 oz) refrigerated garlic mashed potatoes (or your own recipe)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/4 cup chopped fresh tomato, if desired
2 slices precooked bacon, chopped, if desired
2 medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons), if desired
Heat oven to 350°F.
In large bowl, mix beef, onion, bread crumbs, sage, salt and egg until well blended.
Press in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish.
Spread mashed potatoes evenly over top.
Sprinkle evenly with cheese.
Bake uncovered about 50 minutes. Sprinkle with tomato, bacon and green onions if desired.