My mother-in-law made this for her family weekly and they loved it. I knew I was on to something good when my husband said mine was as good as his mothers.
Portion size8 servings
Brown ground beef until well cooked. Add one tsp. of toasted onions, one tsp toasted garlic and sometimes I will add chili peppers if it is a cold winter day. Add one can of tomato soup, and I usually add one cup of ketchup at this time. I let that simmer slowly for about 10 minutes. I will then pour this into a 9 x 13 clay casserole dish and spread it out evenly. On top of this I will spread out the peas evenly. Now I will make the instant potatoes as told to on the box, and spread them out evenly on top of the peas and meat. I will put this in the oven on 350 and bake until the juice from the meat bubble up the sides of the casserole dish. Approx. one hour. This is also great for freezing and making when you are in a hurry.