I’ve been out of work for over a year now due to the Corona Virus, and I haven been cooking my buns off. I hardly ordered out, funds are limited, so I’m being careful. However, I have just so much time on my hands, that (besides watching every Marvel movie ever made) I’m browsing recipes nonstop. I came across this gem, which apparently is an old staple, but I had never heard of it, being somewhat of an immigrant. (After 34 years in this country, I’m only “somewhat” of an immigrant in my opinion) It was so friggin delicious, I’m so upset I just found out about it. It is total comfort food, it is inexpensive, and it is totally something you can cook with small children in the house. Two thumbs up!
What you’ll need:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 cup frozen or canned corn
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- 16 oz Tater Tots
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Heat oil in a large skillet, add onions and cook until soft. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. (I did it backwards, it worked just as well).
Push the beef and onion mix to the side, then add garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Stir and cook for a minute, then combine with the beef. Add tomatoes, corn and sour cream. Stir while and continuing to cook until fully combined.
Add half of the cheddar cheese, and stir to combine. Cook until melted. Place the mixture in a 9×13 oven proof dish. Place the tater tots on top.
Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 20 -25 minutes, until the tater tots are crispy, and the cheese is melted. Let it cool for a few minutes and serve hot.