Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

This recipe knocked one out of the park. First, the smell coming from the oven was almost too much to take. Then when we tasted it....yummy, yummy.

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/3 c ketchup
2 tbsp yellow mustard
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
8 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
4 c frozen bite-size tator tots

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Brown meat with onion in a skillet. Drain. Stir in ketchup and mustard. Spoon into a 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until casserole is heated through and tator tots are golden brown. Note- I used ground chuck and turkey bacon.

Freezer Directions
Make as directed placing in a foil pan and cover with heavy duty foil. To serve, thaw and bake as directed for 35-35 minutes. I baked this one with the foil on and then removed it for the final 10 minutes.

Recipe courtesy - Kraft food and family


Carolyn B said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy! Great and easy gluten free recipe.

craftychick said...

I made a couple of adjustments, and it was DELISH!! I added about 2 teaspoons of minced garlic to the almost browned meat and onions. Then when I added the ketchup, I also added about a 1 teaspoon of Worchestershire Sauce (I didn't measure). I love the way Worchestershire makes beef taste 'beefier'. Then I defrosted the tater tots in the microwave, and broke them up with a fork so the topping would become crispier on top of the casserole. YUMMY!!!