There may be nights when you suddenly get guests over and you want to feed them something tasty. It can’t be too complicated since you have to finish quickly and you don’t have time to look for obscure ingredients. For many, one of the best go-to dishes is the cheeseburger tater tot casserole. This is not a good fit for weight watchers since it has high-calorie content but it is just so delicious that you might just declare it a cheat day and help yourself. Below are the ingredients you’ll need and the steps you can follow:
Prepare the Ingredients
Most well-stocked kitchens should have many of the items required for this dish. For example, the recipe calls for chopped onions, cheeseburger tater tot casserole, salt, and ground black pepper. For the meats, it would be ideal to use slices of bacon and ground beef. However, you should be fine using any leftovers that you may have in your refrigerator. Go ahead and use pork or chicken if those are what’s available so you don’t have to go through all the trouble of going to the grocery store. You will also need a can of cream of mushroom soup and a package of frozen potato nuggets. If you already have potatoes, then consider chopping those instead.
Make the Casserole
You will need an oven to make this dish. The good thing about it is that you only really have to mix everything up and bake. Start by preheating the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. While it warms up, use your choice of oil to grease the interior of a wide and deep baking dish so that the ingredients won’t stick to the sides.
For the first part, you will need a skillet on which to combine and heat up the onion, bell peppers, bacon, salt, and pepper. You will know that this is ready once the bacon turns into a golden brown after several minutes. This is your signal to mix in the ground beef until that also turns brown. Once you are confident that the meats are cooked, you can pour in the milk and the soup. Mix everything up so that the liquid can be absorbed evenly.
Transfer the contents of the skillet into the baking dish. Put the potatoes on top and then sprinkle the shredded cheese. Place the whole thing in the pan and baked for about half an hour or until the potatoes get a golden color.