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Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole
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Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Course Beef, Casserole, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon-cheeseburger-casserole, bacon-cheeseburger-tater-tot-casserole, tater-tot-casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp steak seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 10 ¾ oz can cheddar cheese soup plus ½ can milk
  • 1 8 oz sour cream
  • cup ketchup
  • cup diced dill pickles
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3 cups colby jack or cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 32 oz package hash brown potatoes or crispy crowns
  • 2 green onion thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Brush the bottom and sides of a 12 inch cast iron skillet with olive oil. Set aside. (Alternately, spray a 12 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.)
  • Cook bacon on the stove top in a large skillet until crispy. Remove to paper towels to drain, then crumble. Reserve 3 Tbsp drippings in skillet.
  • Cook ground beef and onion in bacon drippings over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Add garlic cooking for 1 minute longer. Drain excess fat from pan.
  • To the beef add Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well, remove from heat.
  • Add soup plus ½ soup can of milk, sour cream, ketchup, dill pickles, mustard and ½ cooked bacon. Mix until fully combined.
  • To assemble: Arrange ½ tater tots on bottom of skillet, top with ½ shredded cheese. Spread ground beef filling over cheese. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and cheese. Arrange reserved tater tots on top.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbly around the edges and tater tots are golden.
  • Serve immediately garnished with green onion.