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April 30, 2020

Recipe of the Week: Tator Tot Casserole

This comforting midwestern potluck staple is sure to be requested again and again in your home.

Courtesy of Jamie Hurst

 

Recipe Tator Tot Casserole ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground beef

  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces, each) French-cut green beans (or kernel corn), drained

  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 2 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 bag (32 ounces) frozen tater tots

  • French fried onions (optional)

Note: This recipe is easy to alter based on your personal preferences. Use your favorite canned or frozen vegetables, condensed cream soup, ground protein and cheese! Serve with eggs and hot sauce for an extra kick.

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 ?. Grease an 8-inch square or 9x13-inch baking dish. Set aside.

    Birdfeeder Tip: The smaller casserole dish will result in thicker layers of meat and vegetables, but will require fewer tater tots for the top.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper. Drain excess fat.

  3. Add onions and garlic to ground beef. Cook until onions are translucent.

    Recipe Tator Tot Casserole ingredients prep

  4. Add Worcestershire sauce to ground beef and onions. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Spread ground beef mixture in an even layer in bottom of prepared baking dish.

  6. In a separate bowl, mix drained green beans (and/or corn) with cream of mushroom soup. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Spread vegetable and soup mixture over ground beef layer.

  8. Layer cheese on top of vegetables, reserving 1/4 cup.

  9. Add frozen tater tots on top of cheese – enough to cover everything.

    Recipe Tator Tot Casserole layers

  10. Bake casserole for 30-45 minutes, or until tots are golden brown and cheese is bubbling.

    Recipe Tator Tot Casserole ingredients layers

  11. Sprinkle reserved cheese over tater tots.

    Birdfeeder Tip: If you are using French fried onions, scatter on top of final cheese layer.

  12. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Recipe Tator Tot Casserole baked

 

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