I have seen several different versions of this type of casserole but have never found one that I thought my family would eat. Most versions of this recipe involve vegetables that no one will eat but me. I found this one here and made it for lunch today after church and everyone liked it. I think it was okay...it was a little on the bland side but I would make it again because everyone ate it without complaint! I may need to figure out a way to season the meat a little more.
You will need:
1# ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
32 ounces package of tater tots
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. milk
1 c. sour cream
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef with onions. Add salt & pepper, to taste. Drain grease off meat (I always rinse my meat with hot water...does anyone else do this??). Spread meat into bottom of 9x13 baking dish.
In a bowl, combine soup, milk and sour cream. Spread over meat.
Place tater tots on top of soup...I thought I would line these up in nice little rows so they would look nice but after doing this with 3 tater tots I decided it would take way too long. I ended up dumping them on top of the casserole and tried to spread them evenly across the top.
Sprinkle cheese over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes (should be bubbly and cheese melted).
**When I make this again, I will probably thaw the tater tots a little bit before making my dish. It seemed like they froze the cheese and then the cheese didn't melt like it should have.