John Wayne Casserole with Tater Tots
Main Course, Main Dish
Bag of Tater Tots
Frozen, not thawed
Can Diced Tomatoes
Green Bell Pepper
The version in the pics used 3 but you can adjust for heat preference
Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning Mix
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Spray your crockpot with non- stick spray. Add tater tots to the bottom of the crockpot and evenly spread out.
Brown the hamburger, onion, bell pepper & shishito peppers in a cast iron skillet or pan. When the meat is brown drain the fat.
Add diced tomatoes to meat mixture and combine.
Pour the meat mixture over the tater tots creating a layer.
In a small bowl mix sour cream, salt, pepper & onion. Add approximately 4 oz of cheese (save the remainder of the cheese for the top layer at the end).
Spread the sour cream layer over the meat mixture.
Cover and cook on low for approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours. (Keep lid closed during the cooking time)
After cooking is done add the remaining cheese over the top for a final layer.
Cover for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
When ready to serve you can top with salsa, green onions or a topping of your choice.
Recipe Credit: The Best of Life Magazine (BestofLifeMag.com)