cowboy casserole is hamburger, string beans, corn, carrots, tater tots, and cheese in a creamy sauce

Family Favorite Cowboy Casserole (Tatertot Casserole)

Cowboy Casserole can also be referred to as Tater Tot Casserole. Does that ring a bell? Perhaps, you have heard of it and know it consists of ground beef and tater tots. However, this cowboy casserole will knock your socks off! Seriously, even my picky eaters ate it willingly and didn’t complain! No complaining and no ‘bargaining’ about how much they will eat in order to satisfy their dinner requirements and still get dessert.

This yummy and filling meal consists of ground beef, string beans, corn, carrots, tater tots, in a creamy sauce of bacon, onions, and mushrooms that you just can’t get enough of! And, as comforting as this meal seems, it’s not that bad for you. It’s not the healthiest of meals, but it certainly is not the worst.

Ingredients Needed

The greatest thing about Cowboy Casserole is that you can tweak the recipe and add in whatever you would like and omit things that you aren’t fond of. However, I can’t say enough about the way I make it so I encourage you to try it my way!

Here is what you will need to make this tasty dinner:

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 can Cream of Bacon Soup
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup I use healthy choice (you can’t tell the difference)
  • 3/4 cup String Beans
  • 1 pkg Onion Soup Mix dry
  • 1 can Corn
  • 3/4 cup Carrots chopped
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 pkg Tater Tots

Cooking The Casserole

This delicious dinner is very easy to make but, it will take some time to cook completely. However, you can whip up the ground beef mixture quickly. While you are waiting for the casserole to bake in the oven, you can go about your business and play outside with the kids, finish up your work, veg out on Facebook or Pinterest. Or, just sit back and relax for the next 45 minutes or so. So yes, it will take a while from start to finish, but you won’t be slaving over the stove the entire time which is wonderful as far as I’m concerned!

Here is how you cook the cowboy casserole:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook the ground beef and drain.
  • Add onion soup, cream of bacon, cream of mushroom, and veggies. Mix well.
  • Put beef mixture in casserole pan, spreading it evenly.
  • Put cheese on top of the beef mixture. Add more, if you like extra cheesy!
  • Place the tater tots on top of the cheese layer.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes. You will see the beef mixture starting to bubble, when done.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes (it will be really hot).

Enjoy!

Cheeseburger In Paradise

What I really love about this casserole dinner is that it screams comfort food. And I truly love dishes like that. You will feel like you are eating a bacon cheeseburger, but in one of the best ways – hold the bun and add the tater tots. Yes, please! I will take potatoes in any form over bread any day. And I love bread so that says a lot!

The cream of mushroom and cream of bacon soups along with the cheddar cheese really make this casserole creamy, but not too creamy. Each bite contains just the right amount of creaminess. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about who is taking the best piece because every serving is equally scrumptious!

If you can’t get enough of cheeseburger recipes, check out some of my others such as:

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Cheeseburger In Paradise

I also have some other ‘cowboy’ recipes. I will warn you, they are completely different than this one, but extremely tasty in their own right:

Cowboy Caviar

Crock Pot Cowboy Chicken

Cowboy Casserole

Cowboy Casserole is an awesome way to eat a bacon cheeseburger and still get your veggies! It's loaded with flavor and a family favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: beef, cheeseburger, easy dinner
Servings: 8 people
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 pkg Onion Soup Mix dry
  • 1 can Cream of Bacon Soup
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup I use healthy choice (you can't tell the difference)
  • 1 cup String Beans
  • 1 can Corn
  • 1 cup Carrots chopped
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 pkg Tater Tots

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook the ground beef and drain.
  • Add onion soup, cream of bacon, cream of mushroom, and veggies. Mix well.
    cowboy casserole is hamburger, string beans, corn, carrots, tater tots, and cheese in a creamy sauce
  • Put beef mixture in casserole pan, spreading it evenly.
    cowboy casserole is hamburger, string beans, corn, carrots, tater tots, and cheese in a creamy sauce
  • Put cheese on top of the beef mixture. Add more, if you like extra cheesy!
  • Place the tater tots on top of the cheese layer.
    cowboy casserole is hamburger, string beans, corn, carrots, tater tots, and cheese in a creamy sauce
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes. You will see the beef mixture starting to bubble, when done.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes (it will be really hot).
    cowboy casserole is hamburger, string beans, corn, carrots, tater tots, and cheese in a creamy sauce
  • ENJOY!
    cowboy casserole is hamburger, string beans, corn, carrots, tater tots, and cheese in a creamy sauce

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