2lbs frozen hashbrowns **
1 cup diced onions
2 cans mushroom soup
500mL (large carton) sour cream
1/2 cup margarine
2 + 1 cups shredded cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste
**I tried to use diced potatoes from my garden. It DID NOT work! I think maybe if you fried them first, but that's too much work for this gal. Just cheap out and buy the $2.00 bags!
Literally just mix this all together in one GIANT bowl. Add 2 cups of cheese into the mixture and save the remaining cup to sprinkle on top.
Grease a large tin pan (because nobody wants to clean pans after branding!) and spread the mixture into the pan. Top with extra cheese. Put a layer of foil on top.
Cook at 350F for about an hour. Test with a fork to make sure it is hot all the way through.
*I triple the recipe to feed about 65 people at branding. I also make extra and freeze in individual tin containers for Clay and I to just pop in the oven when we're feeling lazy!