Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not Your Average Tater Tot Casserole

I'll apologize in advance for not having a picture, but it was just too good and my roommates and I ate it up before I had the chance!!

So, the story behind this recipe is that I had some ground beef in the freezer that needed to be used up; it was already cooked. I was kind of craving our mom's Tater Tot Casserole, but didn't have tater tots and didn't fee like going to the store to get some. So, I reinvented the old standby. :)

1 pound ground beef, browned
2 large potatoes, washed and cut into chunks
1 cup frozen corn
1 small can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can milk
black pepper and salt to taste

Fry potatoes and mushrooms (feel free to add chopped onions too -- I just didn't have them on hand) in butter until nearly done. Add remaining ingredients and heat thoroughly. Serve with warm, fresh bread. :) This recipe would probably do well cooking in the oven too, but I just used the stove top. This recipe serves about 4 people.

Now, I'll share Mom's original recipe:

2 pounds ground beef
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium onion
2 cups corn or green beans
32 oz. bag Tater Tots
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water

Fry ground beef, onion, salt and pepper to taste. Mix remaining ingredients, top with tater tots. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Happy cooking!!! :)


Barb said...

Either way it sounds good and is making me hungry, you do know that is your brothers favorite food!

Nicole said...

Sounds like a satisfying meal! Thanks for sharing.