• Clare

Tater Tot Hot Dish

A Minnesota Classic

Inspired by Molly Yeh's classic tater tot hot dish recipe.

Process:

Brown meat (season it!) and remove it from the pan. Add aromatics (onion, celery, garlic, etc.) and seasoning to the pan; sauté until translucent. Add frozen veggies (green beans or peas) and cover the pan until they are warmed through. Add a can of cream of mushroom soup and return the browned meat to the pan. Mix. Transfer to a baking dish. Top with cheese and tater tots. Bake according to the tater tot directions. Garnish with parsley.


Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef or other ground meat

1 large onion (yellow or white)

4-5 stalks celery

3 cloves garlic

Your favorite seasonings (I like thyme + sage + red pepper flakes, but herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning blends work well also)

3ish cups frozen veggies (green beans or peas are most common)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

Handful of shredded cheese

1 bag tater tots

A few sprigs of parsley


Equipment:

Large skillet with a lid (I use Staub's All-Day pan)

9x13 baking dish

Heat-safe spatula or wooden spoon