It's interesting the tricks one's memory can play!!! I couldn't find a Cheeseburger Casserole recipe, so I contacted my 2 sisters for the recipe. They said I was remembering Shepherd's Pie. Guess I liked calling it a Cheeseburger Casserole instead. LOL I just tried to add the recipe on this site, and of course, after 3 LONG YEARS VBB hasn't fixed this part of the site yet...it's still gooey. So here's my OLD family recipe, for what it's worth!
(This is an OLD family recipe and was my Mom's way of using leftover vegetables and mashed potatoes.)
1 lb. hamburger
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. onion; minced
1 Tbsp. parsley; minced
¼ - ½ tsp. salt
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1-2 c. leftover veggies OR 1 10-3/4 oz. can vegetable soup
Mashed potatoes to cover top of meat mixture; at room temp.
Parsley flakes; optional
Steam hamburger (told you it was an OLD recipe) and water until meat is cooked but not brown in a skillet. Drain. Add onion, 1 Tbsp. parsley, salt, pepper, tomato sauce and veg. Mix thoroughly and simmer until mixture is hot. Spoon hamburger mixture into a flat casserole or baking dish and top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle paprika, then cheese over potatoes, and then parsley flakes. Bake at 350 for 15 min. Serves six.