Fabuless Freezer Cooking: Tater Tot Casserole
For 1 Family:
1 ½ lbs. ground beef
1 1/2 cans cream of chicken soup
About 1/2 c. milk
1 package Tater Tots
About 3 c. shredded cheddar cheese
For 6 Families:
9 lbs. ground beef
9 cans cream of chicken soup
About 3 c. of milk
6 packages Tater Tots
18 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1. Brown the beef.
2. In a microwaveable bowl, mix 1 1/2 cans of soup and fill the empty can 1/3 full of milk. Mix the milk, soup, and 2 handfuls of shredded cheese. Microwave about 2 min. and stir.
3. Put the beef mixture in a freezer bag. In a separate bag, put 1 c. of cheese. You will also have 1 bag of frozen tater tots you won’t open until you’re ready to cook it. You can either put all three bags in a grocery sack and mark it as Tater Tot Casserole or you can mark each one separately.
To Prepare After Freezing:
Remove the beef mixture and cheese from the freezer and let thaw. Pour into a 9×13 glass pan and then cover with frozen tater tots. Cook at 400 for 30 min, or until hot in the center. Remove from oven and sprinkle the top with shredded cheese. Return to oven for about 5 min., or until cheese is melted.