Tater Tot Hot Dish ~ Jamie Style


Since we started contributing for baskets, I can count on 1 hand the number of times I have used frozen vegetables while cooking. There is no need anymore! I have this beautiful bounty on a weekly basis. I love the difference it is making for my family, I feel better about the food we are eating, it is better for our health and I feel like I am making a difference in my family’s future.
I wanted to make one of our family favorites but I wanted to do it in a way that was minimally processed and still a “traditional family hot dish” Here is my result!

Tater Tot Hot Dish ~ Jamie Style

Tater Tot Hot Dish ~ Jamie Style

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Hamburger
  • 1 lb. Fresh Green Beans (Cleaned, Trimmed and cut in half)
  • 1 Package of Fresh Mushrooms (Chopped)
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Jicama (Peeled and Chopped)
  • 3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Package of Tater Tots
  • 24 oz. of Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 Cup of Flour
  • 1 Tbs. of Butter or Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove (Minced)
  • 2 Cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbs. Sour Cream
  • Season Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Steam green beans for 10 minutes and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375º
  3. While beans are steaming, brown hamburger in a large pan.
  4. When the hamburger is browned, remove from pan and set aside.
  5. To make Cream of Mushroom sauce
  6. Add butter or olive oil to pan on medium heat. Add chopped mushrooms, onion and garlic. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  7. Add chicken broth to pan and slowly whisk in the flour. Turn heat up high to get a boil and then turn down to low (while continuing to whisk).
  8. Add the sour cream and stir in and remove from heat. Sauce will thicken. This is your own Cream Sauce!
  9. Lightly coat a large baking pan with cooking spray.
  10. In the pan, add hamburger, green beans, jicama and cream of mushroom together and stir until mixed well. Top with a nice coating of pepper.
  11. Press down so your mixture is nice and snug in the pan. Pour soy sauce evenly over the mixture.
  12. Add tater tots on top of mixture in rows. This is where I use the season salt, I sprinkle it on the tater tots!
  13. Bake for 60 minutes (Until tater tots are nicely colored and crisp).
  14. Remove from oven and sprinkle parmesan on top, add back to oven to allow for melting (about 5 minutes).
  15. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Notes

To go even less processed. Use whole wheat flour 🙂

Author: Jamie S

I'm married and am very blessed to be the mother of a gorgeous little 2 year old named Mac. I live in good ol' North Dakota! I love to do many things. Laugh, love, write and cook. Mostly, I like to enjoy life to the fullest. That's probably why I love cooking so much. There is no right or wrong way of doing it. My day job keeps me very busy but its also extremely rewarding. I work for a company called Pride Inc. We serve individuals with developmental disabilities. So most of the people on my caseload are like my family. For me, I learned from my grandma that cooking brought people together. I associated it with happiness, love and togetherness and who doesn't want those things in life! So I've always tried to continue that in my own life with my own family. Nothing brings people together like a good meal. And a few good laughs!

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