°1 lb. minced meat
°1 package of cooled mashed potatoes
°1/3 cup of rusk
°1/2 large onion, chopped
°1/4 cup barbecue sauce
°1 large egg
°2 tbsp. chili powder
°1 cup bacon bits
°1 cup of Mexican cheese mix
°Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven 375°F (190°C).
In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, chopped onion, bread crumbs, BBQ sauce, eggs, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until well blended.
Place the meat mixture into a well-greased 9×9-inch baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked through.
We take the dish out of the oven and drain the excess fat.
Prepare mashed potatoes according to package instructions.
Spread the cooked mashed potatoes over the meatloaf mixture in the baking dish.
Sprinkle the grated cheese and bacon bits evenly over the mashed potatoes.
Turn the oven off and return the dish to the oven for a few minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve and enjoy the delicious cowboy and potato dish!