I've made this for years and my family loves it. My grandma introduced me to this with regular tater tots and then thinly sliced onions on top of the ground beef. I tried cooking the beef in the pan, draining and then adding the rest of the stuff (this cuts down the grease some). But now I just brown the beef first. I also use cream of chicken soup because some of us don't like mushrooms.
Great recipe and easy to make. I used 2 small onions and some fresh garlic. A little milk to make it a little more creamier.. DH really enjoyed it.
My husband, who is a self-proclaimed casserole hater, even liked it. I browned the beef with onion & chopped mushrooms, added a layer of frozen corn on the beef mixture, shredded cheese over the soup layer and used plain tater tots. Think frozen peas would be good, too.
this was great simple and went over well with all my kids. i could not find oniion tater tots and know i still wanted that tast so i use freches fried onions in it it was great i think next time will use the chedder ones
Kelly, this was SOOOO good!!! I couldn't believe how satisfying and tasty this was -- beyond my expectations! So simple to make! I did both of your #8 and #9 suggestions when I made this for my kids (added the green beans and the cheese), and the response was GREAT! It's voted a Keeper in this family! Thank you so much for posting this! YUM! Incredibly tasty and addictive......Wish I had some leftovers to take to work, but the kids came back for 2nds and 3rds until it was all gone!!! YIKES! :)
All these recipes are missing a main part! Sprinkle DRY ONION SOUP over hamburger before spreading CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP, and covering with tater tots. Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes
while this recipe is delicious I must say there are a few issues. Issue one the beef and onion title is off considering it never calls for onions or onion powder. Issue two when you put raw beef in as it calls for it doesn't get done in the 35 min it takes nearly an hour. I would suggest browning it first. And most of all instead of the beef being broken up the bottom turns into a huge hamburger patty the size of the dish. But had great flavor but I think with a few tweaks would be a great meal.
I use meatless crumbles and cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom because my fiance has a mushroom allergy. I put mixed veggies and 1/2 cup of sour cream and lipton onion soup mix
good recipe but I didn't like that it sat in the grease. Delicious addictive flavor, but next time I'll make the beef first and drain off the excess fat.
easy, yummy and most of my 4 kids like it .... i use the green beans and cheese (great way to get veggies into the meal) ..... and really, anything is better with cheese .... thanks for the great recipe (I especially like that you put the hamburger in the pan raw .... having to brown the ground beef for so many recipes makes a mess, and takes the "easy" out of it quite a bit)