>> Friday, July 11, 2008
Carrying on with the tater tot theme, our next meal is another yummy one. Sometimes I just don't feel like fighting with my kids to get them to eat something "gourmet", and this is a great go-to meal for those occasions. It's yummy enough to please the parents, too. And it's fast. And it's cheap. So there you go - all perfectly great reasons to make this.
1 pound ground beef
1 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound bag frozen tater tots
4 cups cheese, shredded
(1) 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
(1) 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
1 ½ cups sour cream
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 ½ teaspoons thyme
1 teaspoon marjoram
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven, and cook tater tots according to package directions.
Meanwhile, cook ground beef, onions and garlic in a large skillet until meat is brown and onions are translucent.
Add soups, sour cream, Worcestershire, soy sauce and thyme to meat mixture. Mix well. Heat through.
When tater tots are finished baking, transfer them to a 9x13 casserole dish. Or you can transfer them to an 8x8 casserole dish and make 2 layers. Either way. Anyway, top tater tots with meat mixture. Then top meat mixture with shredded cheese.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Then dish up a big scoop, just for yourself. Yummy, right?