Sometimes you get into a rut and make the same meals again and again. Some people don’t mind. Others get bored and desperately want to have something new for the next meal. Eating the same foods does not have to be boring or unappetizing. There are recipes that take the same ingredients you already have and turn them into something spectacular and new.
A Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole is one way to make meal time more exciting. Once the ingredients are gathered, it’s easy to put together and bake. To begin, you will need a pound of ground beef, ketchup, mustard, diced sweet onion, dill relish, butter, a bag of tater tots, milk, salt, flour, shredded cheese, and ground black pepper.
While the oven is preheating, the casserole dish is sprayed with a nonstick spray. Then the ground beef and onions are browned. The ketchup, mustard, pepper, salt, and relish is added to the beef and spread onto the casserole dish. Next, the butter is melted and the salt, flour, and pepper is added. When it comes to a boil, it’s removed from the heat and the cheese is added, while allowing the cheese to melt.
The milk/melted cheese mixture is poured over the beef, saving a bit for the last layer. Tater tots are spread across the top of the beef. The last bit of cheese mixture is poured on the tater tots. If desired, the top can be garnished with parsley or another herb of choice.
It can sometimes be difficult to get small children to eat casseroles. They typically prefer to eat their foods separately, even if they like them. But, with the tater tots added, they won’t bee able to resist trying this dish. It is a favorite among those who attend pot luck dinners where everyone contributes a dish.
If you’re looking for a new casserole to bake or for a new dish to serve the family for dinner, you can’t go wrong with Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole. It is easy to prepared and only requires a casserole dish in the cooking process. It is a great way to combine the taste of a cheeseburger with the taste of tater tots.
There are several versions of this dish available and it can have additional ingredients like bacon added. It can also have some ingredients like mustard or relish eliminated. You could even add a vegetable like peas or carrots to the beef mixture, for a truly complete one pot meal.