Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

By by Sarah Fennel, <i>Broma Bakery</i>
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Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole
Ingredients
  • For the bottom layer:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 1 pound 90% ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • For the top layer:
  • 1 ½ cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 (32-ounce) bag frozen tater tots
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Wild cherry tomatoes, for garnish
  • Green onions, for garnish


Procedure
Perfect for a Superbowl party, this Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole is the ultimate comforting dish, and tastes just like a cheeseburger, topped with gooey cheese and a layer of crispy tater tots.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat butter and onion until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.

Turn heat to medium high and add in ground beef, garlic, and taco seasoning, stirring occasionally to break up the beef. Cook until lightly browned and no longer pink.

Turn heat back to medium and stir in tomato paste and cornstarch until fully mixed in. Add in half and half, tomato sauce, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until sauce has thickened and begins to bubble and pull away from the sides of the skillet.

Remove from heat and top with cheese. Arrange frozen tater tots in concentric circles around the skillet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until taters are golden brown and cheese is fully melted.

Top with sour cream, cherry tomatoes, and green onions, and serve immediately!

Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

By by Sarah Fennel, <i>Broma Bakery</i>
Ingredients
  • For the bottom layer:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 1 pound 90% ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • For the top layer:
  • 1 ½ cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 (32-ounce) bag frozen tater tots
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Wild cherry tomatoes, for garnish
  • Green onions, for garnish


Procedure
Perfect for a Superbowl party, this Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole is the ultimate comforting dish, and tastes just like a cheeseburger, topped with gooey cheese and a layer of crispy tater tots.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat butter and onion until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.

Turn heat to medium high and add in ground beef, garlic, and taco seasoning, stirring occasionally to break up the beef. Cook until lightly browned and no longer pink.

Turn heat back to medium and stir in tomato paste and cornstarch until fully mixed in. Add in half and half, tomato sauce, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until sauce has thickened and begins to bubble and pull away from the sides of the skillet.

Remove from heat and top with cheese. Arrange frozen tater tots in concentric circles around the skillet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until taters are golden brown and cheese is fully melted.

Top with sour cream, cherry tomatoes, and green onions, and serve immediately!