Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Kevin's Tater Tot Hotdish

While I still haven't adopted all of the habits and customs of a true midwesterner, I have learned to make a pretty solid Tater Tot Hotdish. It's getting cold out, and comfort food is on the menu. Here's my own personal recipe for Tater Tot Hotdish.

1.5 pounds ground beef (or vegetarian equivalent)
2 cans of cream soup (I like cream of mushroom)
1 soup can of milk
1 onion, chopped
1 can of peas
1 can of corn
1 package of tots
Grated cheese to top

Preheat your oven to 350°. Brown the ground beef and onions. Then add in the soup, milk, peas, and corn. While that's heating up, grab a baking pan and line the bottom with some tots. Pour the soup mixture over the tots, top with another layer of tots, and then sprinkle cheese over it all. Bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy.

Edit 1/18/2009: A couple of tips. Bake the tater tots before adding them to the dish. Throw some sliced carrots in with the peas and corn. And elk makes an excellent substitute for ground beef!

Right now, I'm watching my good friend Tom playing live at the final table of the European Poker Tour in Baden. So far, his strategy seems to be to dominate while looking as bored as possible.

My modeling career is really starting to take off.