Rating: 4.1 stars
260 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 101
  • 4 star values: 103
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4

An easy, kid-friendly casserole -- makes great leftovers, too!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large skillet over high heat, brown the ground beef and drain fat. Stir in condensed cream of mushroom soup, skim milk, garlic salt and green beans. Pour the mixture into a medium-sized casserole dish and layer with the tater tots.

  • Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until tater tots are browned and crispy.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 40.7g; fat 21.9g; cholesterol 36.1mg; sodium 1753.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (187)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2003
I liked this recipe, so did my boys who are 4 & 2. I do suggest a couple changes though. *I added Shredded Cheddar Cheese to the mixture when I mixed all the ingrediants on the stove, as well as some of my own extra spices. It gives it that extra little hint of flavor and it was really yummy! *Also, the recipe calls for 10 3/4oz of milk, I added 10 oz (which is a cup) and it was just a little runny. I think I would only add 3/4 a cup next time. I will make it again though! It was fast, easy and a tummy pleaser! :) Thanks Andrew & Amy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2003
This was definately easy and fast to prepare but my husband & thought it was only "ok" tasting. We give it 3-1/2 stars. I think it is a great recipe if you have kids though! Read More
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260 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 101
  • 4 star values: 103
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2003
I liked this recipe, so did my boys who are 4 & 2. I do suggest a couple changes though. *I added Shredded Cheddar Cheese to the mixture when I mixed all the ingrediants on the stove, as well as some of my own extra spices. It gives it that extra little hint of flavor and it was really yummy! *Also, the recipe calls for 10 3/4oz of milk, I added 10 oz (which is a cup) and it was just a little runny. I think I would only add 3/4 a cup next time. I will make it again though! It was fast, easy and a tummy pleaser! :) Thanks Andrew & Amy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2006
my husband and i along with both my children really liked this! i doubled the recipe and cooked 1 chopped onion with the grnd. beef along with 1 tblsp. montreal steak seasoning and 2 tblsp. worcestershire sauce. i added 1- 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms to the soup mixture and topped that with 1-2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese before putting the tater tots on top. if you want the tots brown and crispy, turn the broiler on for 2-3 minutes at the end of cooking with oven door cracked. we think this dish has really good flavor for a simple week night meal. p.s. make sure you drain all juice out of bean and mushroom cans before adding to mixture and use half the milk called for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2005
Very bland until I did a few things. This is what I did and turned out WONDERFUL!!!! I used 2 lbs of beef, 1 can cream of mushroom soup. No milk, 1 can of tomato soup, 1 can grren beans,and a whole bag of tator tots. I put the meat down in the pan mixed all the stuff together all but the tots put that over the hambuger them I put the tots on cooked covered for 50 min at 350 them I put 2 cups cheese on top and cooked until the cheese was melted....Turned out beautiful. My husband will ask for it 3 times a month and he don't like casseroles. My kids are the same way...Try this way and you will like it more. Rememebr to season the meat how you like I use allpine touch and all purpose seasoning salt and garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2007
As simple as this recipe was it came out wonderful. I followed directions exactly. My husband isn't a "casserole" kind of guy but he LOVED it. My 19 year old son actually "licked" his plate. LOL I am now sending this recipe home with my son for him and his room mates to try themselves since it's so simple for them to make. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2008
I have changed this recipe some I use 1 lb. hamburger 1 can of cream of mushroom or chicken or celery or even onion soup 12 oz. of shredded cheese and top with the tater tots. Some times I add onions to the meat when I brown it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2003
I'd been hunting for this recipe it's one my brother likes. This was pretty good but kind of bland and runny. Add S&P and a little less milk maybe some french fried onions under the tater tots would give it more flavor and maybe some worchestershire sauce on the burger while it's browning.. just a suggestion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2006
Didn't have much milk so I went through the reviews and improvised: I seasoned 1 lb. meat with salt pepper onion and garlic powder and worcesteshire and sauteed some diced poblano pepper with meat. I put the meat and peppers on the bottom of 9x13. I added a layer of French fried onions on top. Then in the same skillet I cooked the meat in I heated the cream of mushroom 2 cans drained green beans and 1 small can tomato sauce. I added this on top then the tots then some shredded cheese. Very homey and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2006
I followed most of the recipe as it was and also made some other changes as suggested. I did the onion with the ground beef and since I couldn't find my garlic powder I used Grill Mates Montreal Steak seasoning. Like other people said season it to taste. I didn't try it with the cheese but I did put a layer of Frence Fried onions on (yum)before the taters. Everyone even hubby loved it and he and I put a couple of spoons of sour cream on top of ours for the added kick. Super awesome. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2007
This recipe was really good and the kids loved it. It was so easy my 4 year old was able to help. Maybe next time I will add a little pepper before baking for a little more flavor and maybe a little less milk. But otherwise it was great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2003
This was definately easy and fast to prepare but my husband & thought it was only "ok" tasting. We give it 3-1/2 stars. I think it is a great recipe if you have kids though! Read More
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