Friday, November 1, 2013

What's for Dinner? How 'bout some Cowboy Casserole?!

Cowboy Casserole is another family favorite that makes the meal plan at least once a month.

Quick, easy, inexpensive, filling and so yummy!

I have tinkered with this recipe (adapted from a Taste of Home Recipe) for the better part of the year, and I think I've come up with the perfect mix. 

Give it a whirl & let me know what you think! 

This recipe will make enough to fill a 9x13 casserole dish. Without any sides, our family of 5 eaters, finishes every morsel. Larger families will need to double it, or use more meat, and serve it with a salad & bread sticks. 


2lbs of tater rounds (Tots don't really work well with this recipe, but I've used them a couple times in a pinch)
This stuff is a staple in the Dolar house. Srsly, go get some. 
1.5lbs of ground beef or turkey (I used turkey)
1 (8oz) box of mushrooms
1 onion - diced
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
1 cup of milk
3 Tbs of sour cream
1 can of Mexicorn (Sweet corn is okay, but the Mexicorn makes this winning.)
2 cups (or!) shredded cheese. We've used all sorts of varieties & they all taste great!
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 350. 

2. Brown the meat with the onions & mushrooms, adding salt & pepper to taste. 
Wow, this picture is awful! Could NOT, for the life of me, get it to look! 

3. Drain grease from the meat & pour into a large bowl. 

4. Add the soup, milk, sour cream & Mexicorn, and mix well. Taste & season again if needed.

5. Spray the casserole dish with Pam (or whatever) and line with half of the tater tots.

6. Pour mixture over the tots & spread to cover the tots & fill the dish.

7. Cover the mixture with cheese.

8. Cover the whole thing with the rest of the taters.

9. Bake - uncovered - for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted & the taters are nice & crispy. 

10. Enjoy!



  1. This sounds delicious, especially since I'm a potato addict. Anything with potato rounds sounds great to me.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  2. Oh my! This is making me so hungry! Pinning :)

  3. Mmmm, looks yummy- and hopefully better than Tater Tot Casserole :) I see you have the pin hover button, too :) So I'll pin this!

    1. Woot! And, yeah, it's way yummier than the recipe you had. lol

  4. This looks so good! I know my guys would love it, shame I don't have most of the ingredients available. :( Another something to pin for the day we go back to the US!

  5. This looks so yummy!! I'm excited to find your blog. I homeschool too! =)