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 -- i do not use 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 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. ENJOY