Tater Tot Beef Casserole (12.01.15)

Posted at 12:25 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 14:26:31-05
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups peas
  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 2 cups cream or half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound frozen tater tots
  • 2 green onions, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and mushrooms; cook until slightly softened, about 6-8 minutes. Add the beef, salt and pepper to the pan and cook until the meat is brown, about 10 minutes.

Transfer the beef and onion mixture from the skillet into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add the peas and corn evenly over the top. Mix the cream and cheese in a bowl. Pour the cream and cheese over the top. Place a full layer of the tater tops over that layer. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until the tater tots are golden brown. Garnish with green onions and cilantro, if using. Serve immediately.