Once again thanks to Pinterest, I found an amazing, not so good for you but who cares, casserole. I love a good casserole. They are comforting, easy, and you always have leftovers. Last Sunday, Kevin was heading back to town from his tournament in Charleston. As always he is pretty tired, and ready to be home to spend time with his girls (Mo and me). I wanted to have something easy and good ready for dinner, and I had pinned this casserole a while back. It was time to try it. As always detailed recipe follows, but for now all you need to know is ground beef, tater tots, and cheese. Sold yet?
I didn’t take pictures as I was making this, but here is your finished product.
Again, ground beef, tater tots, and cheese. Oh and corn, so maybe it is healthier than I thought??
adapted from a recipe at Taste of Home
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (15.25oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons sour cream
1 bag (30 oz) frozen tater tots (I used Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns)
Before I got ready to make this casserole, I let the Crispy Crowns sit on the counter to defrost for an hour or so. The original recipe used still frozen tater tots, but I felt they wouldn’t cook as well if they were still frozen solid.
In a large skillet cook the onion until tender and translucent. Add the chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the beef and cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain the mixture and place into a large bowl and set aside.
In a small bowl combine the soup, milk and sour cream. Whisk until smooth. Add to hamburger mixture and stir to combine. Add corn and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Gently mix to combine.
Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer half of the Crispy Crowns on the bottom, pour the hamburger mixture over the top and then layer with the other half of the Crispy Crowns. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake at 350 for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy.
This really was good, and be honest, there are just some times you crave something hearty like chili, or spaghetti. This will be another recipe to crave. It was a hit at my house.