Tator Tot Casserole w/Bacon

1
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.

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)

How to Make Tator Tot Casserole w/Bacon

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.

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About Tator Tot Casserole w/Bacon

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




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