Comfort Food

31 Silver Linings – A Writing Challenge {Day 15}

It’s been another rainy day and, for reasons I won’t go into, a somewhat difficult one as well. As it turns decidedly to fall here, so my thoughts turn to warm, hearty meals – comfort food. And tonight’s meal was just perfect: tater tot casserole.

I’d had this deliciousness years ago at a friend’s and it became a fall and winter staple. It’s simple to make, generally, and I switched it up a bit tonight simply because I’m trying to eat less processed food.

1 lb. ground beef (chicken or turkey also work)
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 can of condensed mushroom soup
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag of frozen tater tots

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Gently cook the frozen vegetables according to the stovetop instructions.

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Brown the ground beef.

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Drain any fat from the meat and spread in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with the vegetables, soup, and cheese.

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Add tater tots and bake for 30 – 45 minutes, until soup is bubbly and tater tots are crisp.

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Enjoy!

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