Beef 'N Potato Bake

This isn't one of our healthiest meals....but hey, there are vegetables in it and it is definitely tasty!

Beef 'N Potato Bake
4 c. frozen hasbrowns, thawed
3 Tbsp. oil (I usually use about half that, but the crust probably gets crispier if you use it all)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 lb. ground beef (I always add chopped onion and garlic when I cook any meat)
1 (3/4 oz) package brown gravy mix
1 c. water
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 (10 oz) package frozen mixed vegetables
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 (3 oz) can fried onions (so, the recipe actually calls for 7-8 oz can which I think would definitely be TOO MUCH, but if you love them, go for it!)

- In 1 qt. dish combine potatoes, oil and pepper. Firmly press across bottom and up sides of dish to form a shell.
- Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Brown beef and drain. Stir in gravy mix, water and garlic salt. Bring to boil.
- Add veggies; reduce heat to med. and cook 5 minutes.
- Stir in 1/2 c. cheese and 1/2 can onions.
- Place in potato shell. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 15 min.
- Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and onions; bake 5 more mine.