Tator Tot Casserole w/Bacon
I did not add salt ... enough "salty" flavor comes from the bacon.
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- 3 lb
- ground beef
- 1 lb
- bacon, center cut
- 1 large
- onion, diced
- 1 can(s)
- campbell's cream of chicken soup with herbs
- 1 can(s)
- campbell's cream of mushroom soup with garlic
- 1 pkg
- mini tater tots
- cheddar or colby-jack cheese (shredded)
1Pre-heat oven to 350.
2Cut Bacon into small pieces.
In a Large Skillet - start to render to ALMOST crisp.
DO NOT DRAIN YET!
3Add the Hamburger to the bacon and grease.
Brown the hamburger and finish rendering the bacon.
(oohhh! extra flavor)
4OK .... now you can drain. :-)
Please note ... you may have to drain some of the fat in mid browning if there is too much - you decided based on your skillet.
5Add the Cream soups.
Please note ... you can use "regular" cream soups but these flavored one Really add to the recipe.
6Add 1/2 can water.
Stir completely to be sure soups and meat are completely incorporated.
7Pour into a 9x13 glass casserole
Top with Shredded cheese.
Top with tots until completely covered
8Bake at 350 until bubbly and the tots are golden brown.