Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

My husband begged me to find this recipe and make it-- its his favorite comfort food. It reminds him of his childhood, sitting down at the dinner table on a Friday night, and digging into a warm dinner that his mom had just pulled out of the oven. He loved it. I didn't care for it all that much, because I know its such a fattening dinner, but I love cooking for my husband and making him smile.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown your ground meat, and drain.
  2. Sautee onions and mix into the ground meat.
  3. Spray a small baking dish (I used a small loaf pan) with cooking spray, and spread ground meat mixture evenly on the bottom.
  4. Spread the mixed frozen veggies on top of the ground beef.
  5. Next, top off the veggies with the cream of mushroom soup.
  6. On top of the soup, layer the cheese.
  7. Lastly, top of the cheese with the tater tots.
  8. I probably used more than 2 cups of them.
  9. I also sprinkled some of the cheese on top of the tots.
  10. Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes, uncovered.
  11. After 15 minutes is up, cover the pan with foil, and bake for 15 minutes more.
  12. Salt and pepper to taste.
  13. · This recipe originally called for 1 can of cut up tomatoes, and for the tomatoes to be layered on top of the vegetables, and the soup and tater tots on top of that.
  14. I left it out because I don’t like tomatoes, but I know others might like to add that in there.

Reviews

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This was pretty good. I followed the directions to a T except I added minced garlic and worchestire sauce to the sauteéing onions. I also added fresh diced tomatoes on top of the frozen mixed veggies as Kelly suggested in her recipe directions. The only thing I would change is instead of layering all the items, I would mix them all into the cooked ground beef, onions, garlic and worchestire sauce. I found that the layering didn't seep into the rest of the casserole which made about 1/3 of it a little dry. Had I mixed all the ingredients and perhaps added one more can of cream of mushroom soup to the top before the tater tots, it probably would have been better. I will make this again by mixing everything together so the flavors and ingredients blend together a bit more.

Cathy17 March 22, 2004

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