Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

This is a no-brainer for a good, filling supper on a cold night.  I’m sure there’s hundreds of variations on this recipe.  Brown the meat, and a few minutes later, pop it in the oven and you’re done.  I usually use 93% lean hamburger, but any ground meat tastes fine – elk, turkey, chicken.  This recipe can be easily doubled to make an 11″ x 17″ casserole.  For one pound of meat, I use either an 8″ square or 8″ x 10″, 2 qt. baking pan.

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Meat first

1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
Salt and pepper
1 10¾ oz. can Cream of Chicken soup
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons water
1 lb. tater tots, frozen

Preheat oven to 350°.

Tater Tot Casserole
Chicken Soup Mixture Next

Brown ground beef in skillet.  Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper to your taste as it is browning.  Put chicken soup, water and garlic in a small bowl and mix well.  [My oven heats up quickly.  I start the oven at this point.]  Drain fat from browned meat.  Put in greased casserole dish and spread out to form a layer of meat on the bottom.  Next, evenly spread the chicken soup mixture over meat.  Top with frozen tater tots.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or so until tater tots are done and crisp.

Tater Tot Casserole
Tater Tots Last

Serve immediately.




Tater Tot Casserole
Bake 45 minutes





Tater Tot Casserole
Dish up and eat





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