Thursday, January 2

Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole


Have you been craving a big, flavorful cheeseburger with crispy, salty tater tots lately? Is it just me? Maybe it's just me, but I have been dying for a savory dinner that doesn't require my poor husband to grill in -27 degree temperatures. {Yes, it has truly been that cold here in South Dakota these past few weeks!} What do we do when we don't want to grill? We throw it into a casserole! Wait, even better.. We throw it in the crockpot and allow it to do the work for us, while we snuggle up and try to survive without freezing half to death! I prefer the crockpot method, but in enjoy having an oven-ready back up plan.

{OVEN}

32 ounces frozen tater tots
1 pound ground beef
10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup fried onions, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. 

In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Drain.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mushroom soup, and sour cream. Stir in 1 + 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, and 1/2 cup fried onions. Carefully stir in browned ground beef while still warm. Add 32 ounces of frozen tater tots, and gently stir just to combine.

Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, and 1/2 cup of fried onions. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Enjoy!

{CROCKPOT}

32 ounces frozen tater tots
1 pound ground beef
10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup fried onions, divided

In a medium skillet, brown ground beef. Drain, and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together soup, sour cream, 1 + 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and 1/2 cup fried onions. Gently stir in ground beef, and tater tots. 

Prepare large crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Carefully scrape entire casserole into crock pot. Cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

Enjoy!

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