My husbands friend gave us this recipe. He makes it all the time. He told us about it and gave us the recipe, we tried it and like it. So I thought I would share. I know there are other Tater Tot casseroles listed, but I did not see this one, so I posted it. This one came from a 4 ingredient cook book.
A flavorful meatloaf that combines Rotel and cheese all rolled into a zesty combination! (You may divide this recipe in half for smaller serving size.) Baking time will be less also, but we feed our family of four, then have meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next day.
This is a simple recipe that is really good, kids of all ages enjoy this, my DH loves this! to save time you can use frozen fries, I use recipe#139851 I prefer homemade to frozen. You can really season your ground beef anyway you desired, I like to add in a green bell pepper and jalapeno for some heat.
Your family will be clammering for more when you serve this casserole, it is simply delicious, don't expect any leftovers lol! We like extreme heat so I most always add in two large chopped jalapeno peppers in with the ground beef mixture. You can use grated mozzeralla cheese in place of Monterey Jack for the top or you omit the cheese completely and just top with Parmesan. Make certain to hand-squeeze out any excess moisture from the spinach, or the sour cream will become to runny.
This is almost like a calzone...meat, cheese and a delicious blend of spices baked in a store-bought frozen and thawed bread dough, which makes this very simple to prepare, this is worth making, it is truly delicious! Prep time includes rising time.
This is similar to Shepherd's pie! No need to serve up mashed potatoes on the side, as they are baked right on top of the casserole! Prep time includes cooking the potatoes and browning the ground beef. You will LOVE this! Throw in some canned mushrooms also into the beef mixture if desired!
This is a great casserole that I have been making for years, it's one of my family's favorite dishes. Feel free to adjust all ingredient amounts to suit taste. I usually season the ground beef/onion mixture with seasoned salt and add in some cayenne pepper for heat but that is optional.
Since there is no precooking the ground beef for this casserole it comes together quite easy, just layer ingredients and bake in just one dish, I always season the ground beef with seasoned salt, black pepper, fresh garlic and a few tablespoons of Parmesan cheese but that is only optional, you can even sprinkle cheddar cheese in the middle also when layering :)
Sliced potatoes in a delicious creamy sauce on the bottom then topped with a ground beef mixture --- instead of layering the potatoes you can just mix them with the sauce in a large bowl transfer to the baking dish then top with the ground beef mixture either way is fine but the potatoes will cook a little faster if mixed with the sauce --- feel free to throw in some cooked chopped green beans, mushrooms, corn niblets to the ground beef mixture or whatever you wish, I also like sprinkle some grated cheddar cheese over the potato mixture before topping with the ground beef and then again after the casserole has been cooked, this casserole is very versatile and you don't have to worry about the exact amounts --- to save time you may cook the ground beef mixture a day ahead and refrigerate, all ingredients may be reduced to half if desired to yield 4-6 and baked in a smaller baking dish--- NOTE some of the reviewers are stating that the potatoes are taking a long time to cook so you may want to pop them in the microwave first just to soften slightly,
I wanted to make a different sort of meatloaf for dinner last night, and this is what I came up with. This meatloaf is moist and cheesy and oh-so-delicious! Tastes pretty darn good cold, too. :) I often make a double batch and freeze one in a disposable meatloaf pan to give to bachelor friends.
I make this using my own runza bread dough (to be posted soon on this site) but using frozen thawed bread dough makes it much quicker and easier, make certain to thaw the frozen dough according to the directions on the package --- the recipe amounts stated will make 18 buns as that is what I always make, you could reduce the recipe if so desired but I would suggest to make the full amout they will be devoured quickly! the ground beef/cabbage filling may be made a day in advance, my family likes spicy so I add in cayenne pepper or dried chili flakes to the ground beef mixture, also you could add in some crumbled bacon pieces too, cooking time is for the buns only ---
This recipe is a regular in our house and is one of my family's favourite dinners --- I have listed some additions on bottom of the recipe that may be added to the ground beef mixture but that is only optional ---prep time does not include cooking the potatoes
My husband and father-in-law love this! It's a bit time-consuming, but worth the spectacular results. Truly a handsome dish! From one of those Pillsbury mini-magazine things you buy at the supermarket. Please note that you can use leftover mashed potatoes as well, or make homemade if you really hate instant!