Easy Cheesy Meat and Potatoes

>> 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?


Mindy July 12, 2008 at 2:39 PM  

okay this looks like something I can actually make..not sure what marjoram is though!

Hillary July 13, 2008 at 3:53 PM  

Mindy-- Marjoram is a spice. It's got a really unique flavor, and it's what makes this dish really yummy! :)

rubyjade July 14, 2008 at 6:16 PM  

I'm trying it this week. Can't wait!

Hillary July 15, 2008 at 5:32 PM  

Come back to let us know how you liked it!! :)

rubyjade July 17, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

It was so yummy! Not only did we eat it for dinner, I also heated it up this morning for breakfast, and then again for lunch a few hours later. hehe!

Hillary July 18, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

I knew you'd love it! I do the exact same thing. I eat it for nearly every meal until it's gone! :) So glad you loved it!

~April~ August 27, 2008 at 2:12 PM  

I finally made this only I couldn't bring myself to spend almost $4 for the marjoram only to use it in this recipe :( So I'm sure I am missing out on a teeny bit. But it was very creamy and yummy anyway.

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