Too Hot to Tot! Tater Tot Hotdish

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Barbara Kavorkian

By
@BKavorkian

I knew the basic method of making a Tater Tot Hotdish. I just wanted something that was better and took some consideration to diet restrictions. This is what I came up with.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Hotdish recipes are popular in the Upper Midwest. They are casseroles cooked in a single dish and popular at potluck dinners. Barbara's version is perfectly seasoned and fantastic. We love the bits of sweet corn throughout and the crispy tater tots on top. This dish is going to go fast when served. It's a delicious stick to your ribs family dinner. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
50 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    hamburger, ground Italian sausage or ground turkey, or mixture
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium
    bell pepper (green, yellow or red, or combo), diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 dash(es)
    each of onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce, low sodium
  • 1/2 pkg
    tater tots (32oz) or enough to make one layer on top
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of mushroom soup low sodium (condensed), 10.75 oz
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    low-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 can(s)
    corn kernels, low sodium, drained (could also use canned green beans, low sodium)
  • 1 dash(es)
    seasoned salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded colby jack cheese, or your favorite blend
  • 1-2 dash(es)
    beef bouillon granules

How to Make Too Hot to Tot! Tater Tot Hotdish

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic, onion and garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Drain excess fat, and season with a dash of seasoned salt and pepper to taste. Seasoned salt and pepper will also be used on top, so do not over season.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the soup and sour cream into the milk until smooth. Sprinkle a dash or so of beef bouillon into this and whisk to blend. Pour into meat mixture to heat through.
  4. Spread the beef mixture evenly over the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle corn on top of the meat mixture and sprinkle half of the cheese.
  5. Arrange tater tots evenly on top and sprinkle a little seasoning salt and pepper on top of the tots. Sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over the top.
  6. Bake in preheated oven covered for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook for an additional 10-15 min, until cheese is bubbly and slightly brown. Tots should be slightly crunchy.

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