Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins
Easy - for beginners
¢ In a large bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, onion and pepper. Stir in potatoes and cheese; transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. ¢ ¢ In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar and seasonings; spread over potatoes. Sprinkle potato chips over top. Bake,uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly.
**Found it to be a bit too sweet so would probably cut back on the brown sugar and add a wee bit more seasonings.
Did not use frozen hash browns…grated about 10 peeled potatoes and parboiled them for about 5 minutes. Drained real well then added to the soup mixture. Cheaper that way! Overall, a keeper!