This is one of favorite comfort food meals. The smoked paprika gives the finished dish a nice smokey flavor and the french fried onions add some sweetness. Served with a nice crunchy green salad, it is truly a perfect meal.
1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart glass casserole with cooking spray. Set aside.
2Cook the ground chuck in a 4-5 quart Dutch oven over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain fat. Add the onion, green pepper and garlic. Mix well and cook another 5-6 minutes.
3Add the gravy mix, water and worcestershire sauce. Mix well and bring to a simmer.
4Add the vegetables and French fried onions. Mix well and cook until heated through, about 5-6 minutes.
5Transfer to prepared casserole dish.
6Add butter to heated potatoes. Mix well and spoon "dollops" on top of meat mixture in casserole in a ring around the edge of dish. Leave space in center exposed.
7"Rake" fork thru potatoes to distribute evenly.
8Sprinkle with smoked paprika.
9Bake for 35-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly and potatoes just start to brown.