Hamburger Dressing Bake

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium onion, finely shopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup chopped celery
6 cups soft bread cubes
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1 can (11 ounces) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
1/2 cup water

Mix ground beef, oats, salad dressing, egg, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into 4 patties about 3/4 inch thick. Brown patties in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; drain. Place patties in ungreased baking dish. 10 x 6 x 1 3/4 inches or 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches.

Heat oven to 350°. Heat butter in skillet until melted. Cook and stir onion and celery in butter until onion is tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in about 1/3 of the bread cubes. Add remaining bread cubes, 1/2 cup water and sage; toss. Spoon bread mixture onto patties.

Heat soup and 1/2 cup water in skillet until hot; pour on bread mixture. Bake uncovered until top is golden and bubbly, about 40 minutes. 4 servings.

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