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Beef & Tater Bake Recipe
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Beef & Tater Bake Recipe

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The entire family will enjoy this heartwarming, all-in-one dinner. Plus, it offers easy cleanup! —Mike Tchou, Pepper Pike, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of broccoli soup, undiluted
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) French-fried onions, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 261 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place Tater Tots in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in broccoli, soup, tomato, 3/4 cup French-fried onions, 1/2 cup cheese, milk, garlic powder and pepper; heat through. Pour over Tater Tots.
  3. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining onions and cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Beef & Tater Bake in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 261 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

Excellent, the whole family loved it. Definitely make this again.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

I thought for sure the tater tots would be soggy, but after reading all the good reviews, I decided to try the recipe. Baking them for 10 minutes obviously helped them from getting mushy.....this is a great casserole and I will make it again!!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

in place of fresh tomato in his comforting dish, will use diced canned tomato, since a family member does not like fresh tomatoes.

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

My boyfriend's kids devour this! No one can turn down tator tots. :)

I typically half this recipe with absolutely no problems. Cream of whatever soups will keep for a week or so in the fridge if they are tightly sealed, so it's easy to just use 1/2 the can. If I need to thin it out, a little beef broth helps. I do saute some fresh garlic (and might try fresh onions thanks to a suggestion in the comments!) with the lean ground beef. I also drain off all the grease from the meat. While I've never made it without it, I don't think the tomato is truly essential.

Great easy and kid-friendly meal!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

Nice alternative to a traditional beef casserole. I also used fresh onions in the dish instead of the fried onions and just used to the dried to top it off. I used cream of celery reduced fat and 93 % fat reduced beef.

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