Tater tots and cream of mushroom soup for dinner? So odd, yet surprisingly so good. Growing up I was convinced that only my mom could have come up with a random recipe like this. That and tuna casserole.
So odd, that surely we were the only family that ate this. And then I married a Minnesotan. I came to the realization that this is what everyone in the midwest eats everyday. Hot dishes as they're called over there. Casseroles to us on the west coast. This is comfort food at it's best.
Tater Tot Casserole
Makes 8 servings
4 pounds frozen tater tots
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
Preheat oven to 375 degress. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, place a layer of tater tots down. On top of this layer add ground beef and onions, season with salt and pepper.
Spread layer of condensed cream of mushroom soup on top. Add final layer of tater tots on top.
Bake for 60 minutes, or until meat is cooked through.
Note: This dish holds up well throughout the week, making it great for leftovers.