chances are you have a recipe for Tater Tot Hotdish. I think every blue-collar family grew up having this dinner. I didn't know any white collar people growing up, so maybe they had it too. Around my neighborhood, all the dad's worked in factories, automotive industry, truck driving, etc. None of my friends (except one) had a dad that was a lawyer, doctor or an accountant. We had block parties, BBQ's, lemonade stands, played softball and swam at the 'rich kids' house. And we all ate Tater Tot hotdish. Not casserole-not in the Midwest-say hotdish with me people.
It is easy, tasty, and fast.
Tami's Tater Tot Hotdish
1 pound ground beef, browned
1 can Cream of Celery soup
1 can Niblet corn, drained
1/2 package Tater Tots
Brown the ground beef. Stir in soup, corn and half a soup can of water. Warm through.
Pour into a 9x9 pan. Top with Tater Tots.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Serve.
I sprinkled some onion powder and a Penzey's blended spice on the ground beef to give it some flavor. I drain the corn and rinse to get rid of some of the salt, since the potatoes have quite a bit of salt in them. I don't salt and pepper the meat for the same reason. Once I have it on the table, I taste and let everyone decide if they want to salt and pepper their own.
I've made Donna's Stepgrandma cake to share at work tonight. Yum!