This Tater Tot Cowboy Casserole is a quick and easy comforting one-dish meal. It’s so cozy and warming, and every member of your family will love coming home to it after a long day at school or work.
This Cowboy Casserole will fill you up and warm you on cold days. I’m pretty sure even the pickiest of eaters would love it, as long as you can get them to take “just one bite.”
It takes very little time to get this cowboy casserole on the table from start to finish.
In addition, this casserole is a great make-ahead dish. Simply make and assemble this casserole in advance and either refrigerate or freeze it before baking. I’m sure that giving the flavors time to meld only improves the tastiness of this dish.At the risk of the Minnesota and upper midwest food police coming to knock on my door and have me arrested, I will try to explain it as best I can. I’m a “foreigner” here, but I did work for a Minneapolis based company for 6 years. Hopefully that will give me some Midwestern street cred.
I know, it’s a total stretch.
From what I can tell, the cowboy casserole is a subset of the hotdish, which is a subset of the broad casserole category.
What distinguishes the cowboy casserole is that the vegetable in the hotdish/casserole is only corn instead of beans or mixed vegetables, and that there is some added sour cream and milk in the meat mixture. Cheese is also required.
Simple, easy and cheesy! My whole family loves this recipe so much. If it were for them, I’d be making this every day! Give it a shot, you’ll love it!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:
1 1⁄2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 can of corn drained…
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup milk
4 tbs sour cream
1 bag frozen tater tots
Pre-heat oven 350.
In large skillet cook the onion until tender. Add meat and cook until no longer pink. Drain the mixture and place into a large bowl.
In a small bowl combine soup, milk and sour cream. Whisk until smooth. Add the hamburger mixture and stir to combine. Add corn and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Gently mix to combine.
Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer half of the tater tots on the bottom, pour the hamburger mixture over the top and then layer with the other half of the tator tots. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown.