Growing up I only remember having this once. However it was a staple for my husband; many easy casseroles were. He loves this casserole; as do BAP and SSP. After hard grueling work as a CPA, my husband on occasion desires some old fashioned comfort food. This recipe did the trick.
Crockpot Tater Tot Casserole
adapted from: http://recipesfromsisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/crockpot-tater-tot-casserole.html
2pounds ground beef
1/2 large onion, diced
1 T minced garlic
1 t garlic powder
24oz tater tots
3 1/2 cups frozen veggies (I had a mix of corn, beans, peas and carrots)
1 can potato broccoli and cheddar soup (like this)
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Brown and drain ground beef with onion. Stir in salt/pepper/garlic powder. Put half the tater tots on the bottom of a large greased crockpot (mine is 6qt). Sprinkle with ground beef mixture. Pour UNthawed veggies on top. Top with 1 1/2cups shredded cheese. Pour soup and milk over. Top with remaining tater tots. Cook on LOW for 3hours. Then during last 15minutes of cooking top with remaining cheese; cover and watch it melt.