Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I love comfort foods, and I like to snazzy the ones I grew up with occasionally. This recipe is an offshoot of the standard Tater Tot Casserole recipe that most of us grew up with.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chop bacon into 1/2 inch pieces, on medium high heat, render until tender on the edge of crispy. Remove from pan.
  2. Add olive oil to bacon grease and saute mushrooms and onions for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and continue to saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add ground beef to mixture and cook until meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Drain meat mixture and return to pan.
  5. Add rendered bacon to meat mixture.
  6. Sprinkle mixture with optional truffle oil.
  7. Add mushroom soup to mixture, stir and heat for 15 minutes.
  8. Salt and pepper mixture to taste.
  9. Add one cup of cheddar cheese plus all other cheese and heat until melted.
  10. Pour mixture into 9 x 13 backing dish.
  11. Top with Tater Tots and heat in 350 degree oven for 1 hour, or until Tater Tots are crispy.
  12. Top with remaining cup of cheese and heat until cheese is melted.

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