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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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 350.
2
Cut Bacon into small pieces.
In a Large Skillet - start to render to ALMOST crisp.
DO NOT DRAIN YET!
3
Add the Hamburger to the bacon and grease.
Brown the hamburger and finish rendering the bacon.
(oohhh! extra flavor)
4
OK .... 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.
5
Add the Cream soups.
Please note ... you can use "regular" cream soups but these flavored one Really add to the recipe.
6
Add 1/2 can water.
Stir completely to be sure soups and meat are completely incorporated.
7
Pour into a 9x13 glass casserole
Top with Shredded cheese.
Top with tots until completely covered
8
Bake at 350 until bubbly and the tots are golden brown.

About this Recipe

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