Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wait? Two posts in one day?
You are so very lucky.

There are a million recipes on the interwebs for Cowboy Casserole.
Trust me, I've looked.  Ok, that's a lie.
I've seen A LOT.  That's the truth.
I'm not a fan of cream of mushroom soup, so
I knew I wanted a recipe that had an alternative.
That's when I happened upon the perfect recipe from Taste of Home
and knew it was the one for me.
Cowboy Casserole Recipe
Auntie P and I decided to whip this up, one evening it was just us girls, so it would be  ready for dinner when Sis got off work one evening. I have to say, we all loved how it turned out and it couldn't have been any easier.

We all agreed, it turned out to be one of those casserole 
dishes that's even better the second day. 
I'd definitely make this again.

The original recipe seemed a bit off on its ratios, so we changed up a few things, some by accident and some on purpose.  
Either way you slice it it was yummy!  
Here's our version...


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1 can cup condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups frozen Tater Tots (half the frozen bag)


    • In a large skillet, brown beef and onion over medium heat . Stir in the corn, soup, 1/4 cup cheese, milk, sour cream, onion powder and pepper.
    • Place 1/2 the Tater Tots in a greased 2 quart baking dish. Layer with beef mixture and remaining Tater Tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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    1. Oh my god I'm flying to you right now so you can make me all of these amazing foods. You know the way to my heart.

    2. I just drooled on my keyboard! YUMMMMMMY!!!!!!!

      I have made something close to it but that recipe looks so much better than mine! LOL

      I found you through YKIHAYHT's Don't Be a Bloghole Blog Hop. LOL
      and I am now following you. ;)

    3. Looks yummy! You're right there's a million variations but yours looks delish. I made mine with mashed potatoes but will have to try with tater tots. My son and I heart tater tots!

    4. I am so making it ! :) thank you for posting

    5. That's a stick to your ribs dinner!! :) Yummy...makes me what to get big hair and yell HOWDY!!

      Love you :)

    6. Your version looks promising, Jen! Thanks for sharing your tweaks!

    7. New fan here! I found you through DIY Dreamer. I would love for you to come share at my weekly Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-5.html

    8. Hi there, I'm a new follower. I had to laugh at what your grandmother did to her phone, she sounds like my kind of lady! :-) And your recipe looks good I may try this one soon.

    9. Looks delish - I pinned it and hope to make this in the next few weeks! THX!

    10. I've never heard of a cowboy casserole before - it sounds DELICIOUS!!!!!

    11. That sounds delish, I agree with you about CofMsoup, this is a great sounding alternative and my six year old seems to be willing to eat anything with tatertots in it. Thank you for sharing your yummy sounding meal with us at A Crafty Soiree!

    12. Looks like a great recipe for a chilly Fall night! Thanks for sharing.

    13. Sounds great. I will be featuring this tomorrow night at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

    14. I have a recipe for homemade cream of mushroom soup that would work wonderfully in this! Thanks for linking up at our Pinterest link party!

    15. That sounds so good! YUMMY!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation! Your link got the most views this past week so I will be featuring it later today on my blog!!
      Happy Halloween!

    16. Yum! Visiting from Craft Junkie Too.....thanks so much for linking up last week. This recipe is part of our Featured Favorites this week....so I hope you can stop by to check it out. Thanks again for sharing!


    17. This dish sounds fabulous! Must me others think so too...it's being featured at Weekend Potluck! Please come on over and snag your featured button. Keep on cookin! And enjoy your weekend too.

    18. Just bookmarked this one to try. Sounds like an easy meal for a cold winter dinner!

    19. this is a great sounding alternative and my six year old seems to be willing to eat anything with tatertots in it. Thank you for sharing your yummy sounding meal with us at A Crafty Soiree!
      Home Renovations Sydney

    20. It's looking delicious. I will definitely try it. Andrew Johnson


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