Market Day Casserole Revisited

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Cinnamom in Illinois

My goodness -- the fat content and calories per portion were sky high in the original recipe, but really, it's not that bad, promise! Please see below for adjustments:

Top Review by Mustang Sally 54269

Nice recipe & easy to make. I'm always looking for recipes to use up hamburger patties & leftover gravy, this recipe works well. I've made it a couple times & change it up slightly each time. I've used Montreal steak spice on the patties, used some edamame with the vegys or sprinkled on a different spice to go with the basil/parsley. Tasty recipe, thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 (4 ounce) pre-cooked hamburger patties
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups fat free beef gravy (or brown, prepared from packet, leftovers, whathaveyou)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 -4 cups tater tots (I used Crowns, enough to cover casserole)
  • 8 ounces shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x12 pan with cooking spray; place hamburger patties evenly in the bottom, and cover with mixed vegetables. To reduce fat, microcook hamburger patties according to package directions, drain and pat away fat with a dry paper towel.
  3. Prepare gravy as directed on package, if using, or reheat leftover/jarred gravy to get a pouring consistency.
  4. Add Roma tomatoes to gravy. At this point you may add any spices/herbs you like - my family especially likes basil in things, and parsley and pepper are always good.
  5. Pour this to cover the hamburger patties and veggies completely.
  6. Cover with Tater Tot Crowns (Crowns get really nice and crunchy!).
  7. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar, and cover with aluminum foil.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove foil and continue to bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes to get the Taters and cheese crispy.
  10. Serve with a salad if you like, but really, it's pretty much all in here!

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