Tater Tot Casserole II
This is similar to a recipe I always used but couldn't find mine but once I seen most of it I could recall where I added or changed.
Best thing to do is season your ground beef while it is in the browning processing. Add salt, pepper, onions, green peppers, and 1/2 Tbsp of minced garlic (or use the 1st pinch of Garlic Powder).
Beginner Cooks use minced garlic left it tends to burn quick in a hot pan and leave a bitter taste.
Adding a package (2 cup size pkg) of Shredded Cheddar Cheese (or your choice type shredded cheese) is a MUST.
I also mix the tater tots, hamburger, soups, seasonings of choice, 1/2 to 3/4 the pkg (1-1 1/2 cup) of shredded cheese and milk in bowl til the tots are coated then place in the baking pan and top with remaining shredded cheese the last 20 minutes of the baking time.
For Health Nuts or Low Sodium version:
Use Ground Chuck (at least a 90/10) or you can use a lean meat like ground chicken or ground turkey. I use Sea Salt vs table salt when cooking. This way I use half the amount of sea salt vs when using regular table salt. Cream of Mushroom & Celery soups I get the Healthy Request or Low/Less Sodium versions. I also use skim milk with my cooking. (You can always add more salt to your taste level but you can't take it out.)
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Feb. 25, 2011