Shepherd's Tater Tots Casserole

Top Review by JMud6895

This is the BEST tater tot casserole I have EVER had! I'm not a fan of layering (I don't have time for all of that!) so I mix it all together after I brown the beef and then just throw it in the dish and line the tater tots across the top.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 12 onion, chopped
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans green beans
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans mushrooms
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package brown gravy mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen tater tots
  • 1 12 cups cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper


  1. Brown meat with onion until cooked and onion is transparent.
  2. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Drain green beans and place in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  4. Spoon meat over beans.
  5. Drain mushrooms and spoon over meat mixture.
  6. Combine onion soup, milk and brown gravy mix.
  7. Pour over top of meat and vegetables.
  8. Arrange tater tots over top of mixture.
  9. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until gravy juices bubble.
  11. Note: To save browning meat and onion- crumble meat on a baking dish with sides.
  12. Place in a 375°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until meat is cooked.
  13. If a couple of pounds are browned at one time, place the extra pound in a freezer bag and freeze for later use.

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