Thursday, October 11, 2012

Creamy Tater Tot Casserole

This is a very easy, filling dish you can make, and is perfect for those colder nights that are coming. It takes only minimal effort to create, and is very delicious. You will need a deep 9x13 cake pan, an oven, and a appetite for savory, yummy food.

Frozen Tater Tots
Frozen Peas or Corn
1lb of Lean Ground Beef
1/2lb of Bacon
1 10.4oz Can Cambell's Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 10.4oz Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Cup of Finely Chopped Yellow Onion
1/4 Cup of Finely Diced Garlic
2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
Ground Black Pepper
French's French Fried Onions

1: Brown the bacon and ground beef in a skillet with the onion and garlic, drain most of the grease away. Mix together the soups and your chosen (if any) frozen veggies in a separate dish and set aside.

2: Spray your 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray if needed. Place a single layer of tater tots on the bottom of the pan, cover with a little of the combined soups, then place the meat mixture into the dish in an even layer. Top with remaining soup mixture and another layer of tater tots.

3: Sprinkle the top of the casserole with a light dusting of ground black pepper, and drizzle with worcestershire sauce. Place dish in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, until top later of tater tots is brown and crispy, but not overcooked.

4: Pull cooked casserole from the oven, and crumble french fried onions over the dish. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes, then serve and enjoy.

There really isn't much more to it than this. It's a very simple, delicious, easy to enjoy dish that the entire family will love. Take this recipe, use it, make it your own by adding things to it, or doing things differently. I have seen recipes out there calling for tomato-based sauces instead of soups, and you are more than welcome to find them and try them. Let me know how they turn out!

~Bon App├ętit~

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