Colorado Cowboy Casserole

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Lisa Foote

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Cowboy Casseroles have a long history and many varieties. I added a little spice to ours since we like our food with a little kick. It's a nice alternative to the standard casserole.

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This is a great family meal with just enough flavor to not be a boring tater tot casserole. The meat layer is creamy and the Southwestern flavor isn't too strong - just perfect. The cheese and the tater tots tie it all together nicely. It's quick, easy, and really good for a family on a budget. Even a picky eater will love this!! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of mushroom soup, 10.5 oz.
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 c
    milk, any kind
  • 1 can(s)
    mild green chilies, undrained, 4 oz.
  • 1 can(s)
    corn, drained, 15.25 oz.
  • 1/2
    onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder (or 2 cloves chopped fine)
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 2 1/2 c
    tater tots

How to Make Colorado Cowboy Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Brown ground meat, drain.
  3. Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and chili powder and heat through. Remove from the stove.
  4. Add cream of mushroom soup, milk, drained corn, undrained chilis, and 1/2 cup cheese to browned ground beef. Mix well.
  5. Put into the greased casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  6. Top with tater tots (you may use more or less of the 2 1/2 cups, depending on the shape of your dish.) You can sprinkle more cheese on top if you prefer.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees until lightly brown and bubbly. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve.

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About Colorado Cowboy Casserole

Course/Dish: Beef Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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