This came from my mom so I dont know who to give credit to but this dish is the ultimate in comfort food. rich gravey and it makes a BIG 13x9 dish. The meat just falls apart. You can also throw in some mushrooms if you like I have and its awsome. ENJOY!!!
1Melt shortening in large skillet. Cook and stir meat and onion in shortening until meat is brown and onion is tender. Add water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 50 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pour meat mixture into ungreased baking dish 13 x 9 x 2 inches; arrange potato slices on meat. Stir together soup, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper; pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese and cereal. Bake uncovered 1 1/2 hours or until potatoes and meat are tender. 6 to 8 servings.