Friday, August 16, 2013

Cowboy Casserole

The story of this meal and these photos are too good not to share. I have to brag, tell the story, whatever you call it.

I was all set to make this recipe on my own. It was set up for a weeknight, an easy meal and I had the meat defrosting in the fridge. I laid down at the same time the baby did to take a nap. When I awoke I heard the baby downstairs babbling and noise coming from the kitchen. Sleepily, I wandered downstairs to see my husband standing over the stove with my camera, the computer on, Pinterest open to this recipe and taking photos of his work in progress. Yeah, he basically is the best. He also completely made this recipe, which means it is easy enough for a husband to do!

Cowboy Casserole:

What You'll Need:
1 lb ground beef
1 bag tater tots
1 can corn
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2-3 cups cheese
4 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 cup milk

How to do it:
1. Brown the ground beef. Salt and pepper it to taste. Lay out a layer of tater tots in the bottom of the baking dish you'll be using.
2. In a separate bowl mix the milk, sour cream and cream of mushroom soup together.
3. Drain the grease out of the meat, combine everything (except tater tots) and then add half the cheese you'll be using, mix it gently into the mix.
4. Add the mix to the top of the tater tots, cover with more cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Serve and enjoy! 


  1. This looks so stinking delicious. I've heard of it before, but have never made it. I may have to now!!

  2. I've never had a cowboy casserole before, but it looks good!

  3. It looks nice and hearty. I'm working on saying the name ten times fast. ;) Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday Sync.

  4. This recipe looks good, but I absolutely love the fact that your husband not only made it for you so you could sleep but took pictures of the process so you could blog about it later!

  5. Not sure which I love better, the story or the recipe! I linked to this via the Marvelous Mondays linky. I would love for you to share this recipe (or others) at my Tuesday Tastings link up

  6. I saw you over at Fooody Schmoody. Isn't that a fun new party? I love this dish but the sentiment behind it is out of this world. The stories are what make the food fabulous. That is why I started blogging.

    I hope you'll come share it at my weekly party:
    New follower on BlogLovin. Best wishes for tasty dishes.