Tater Tot Casserole
by Jes Mostek
  This casserole already has a protein, a starch, and veggies, so all you'll need to do is add a glass of milk and you'll have a well-balanced meal!

Tater Tot Casserole
by Jes Mostek
serves: 6
  This Midwestern favorite comfort food is SO easy to make! Veggies and ground beef in a creamy sauce covered with hot, crisp TOTS!

This recipe freezes well! I like to make an extra one to save or give to a friend. Freeze one in an aluminum baking dish (be sure to wrap tightly). When you're ready to eat the frozen meal, simply increase the cooking time by 10-15 min.
  1 lb.   ground beef
  1 lb.   frozen mixed vegetables
  1 (10 oz.) can   condensed cream of mushroom (or celery) soup
  1 c.   grated cheese, optional
  2 lb.   frozen “Tater Tots”
  2 tsp.   seasoning blend
  Preheat oven to 350° F.

Brown ground beef. Add condensed soup and frozen mixed veggies to pan. Stir frozen veggie and meat mixture, and pour into a 9”x 13” baking pan or casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese. Cover cheese with Tater Tots. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over top.

Bake at 400° F for 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy.