Tator Tot Casserole w/Bacon

Jill Richmond

By
@Chic

Slight variations on a very Basic recipe made this one a HUGE hit with my family!! I was instructed to throw the OLD recipe out ... this was the Keeper. Used MINI Tator tots for more "Tot coverage"

I did not add salt ... enough "salty" flavor comes from the bacon.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
Family
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

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)

Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Other Tag: For Kids