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Warm Up with Cowboy Casserole

Fight off the below-freezing temps with this warm dish of comfort food.

On days like today, there is nothing better than a nice warm casserole.

Casseroles are easy to make, can feed a crowd and are especially nice on days when you want to stay inside by the fire.

This recipe for cowboy casserole comes from the blog The Cutting Edge of Ordinary and it serves approximately 12.

To make this you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (15.25oz) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 bag (30 oz) frozen tater tots

To start, take the tater tots out of the freezer and defrost them for an hour or so. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After an hour, chop the onion and cook it in a large skillet until translucent. Add the chopped garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Then, add the beef and cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain the mixture and place into a large bowl and set aside. In a small bowl combine the soup, milk and sour cream. Whisk it until it's smooth. Add the soup mixture to hamburger in the large bowl and stir to combine. Add the corn and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Gently mix to combine. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer half of the tater tots on the bottom, pour the hamburger mixture over the top and then layer with the other half of the tater tots. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and bake at 350 degree for 25-30 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden brown and crunchy. Enjoy!

Monica Deardorff February 04, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Super easy and delicious!

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