Sunday, September 14, 2008

Casserole you don't always have time for completely from scratch meals. Sometimes you are just hungry, busy and need to get moving on to the next task. Sometimes you just want to relive your Midwest upbringing with a "Hot Dish."

Tater Tot Casserole!

Ground beef, chopped onion, frozen corn, frozen green beans. Seasoned with salt & pepper.

Mix all of the above together with a can of "Cream of..." soup and cover with Tater Tots. Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes. Cover with shredded cheese if you like.


When I was a kid, we used to have this all the time. One of these days, I might try to re-do the casserole without the processed foods. Maybe create my own tots somehow. I can do the "Cream of..." very easily. I mean really...this is Shepherd's Pie by way of the 1960/70's, simplified for the busy homemaker.


Dancer in DC said...

If you aren't from the Midwest, you might be confused - but don't be afraid!

Lauren said...

I'm from the Midwest, and I'm still afraid. Something about vintage recipes freak me out...especially when they involve casserole.

However, this looks like it might be pretty tasty. I do love tater tots afterall. I don't eat much beef, so I would probably try to sub that out for ground turkey or chicken or something.

ScottE. said...

Lauren...this one is good...give it a try!!!

gaga said...

I love tater tots, and putting them in a shepherds pie is even better! What a great idea.