Successfully Adulting 101: Cheap Recipe of the Week
Tater Tot Hotdish
This recipe lists ground beef as an ingredient, but can be made easily with chicken, turkey, or no meat at all!
**All prices listed are high estimations based on my local grocery store**
1lb lean ground beef ($3-4/lb)
Salt and pepper
1 can green beans ($2.39/can)
1 can whole kernel corn ($1.84/can)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (can really be made with almost any “cream of” soup) ($1.79/can)
Ilb frozen tater tots ($2.99/bag)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped (optional!)
If using onion, place in a skillet on medium heat and cook until soft, about 15 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until brown, scraping frequently. Season with salt and pepper lightly to taste.
Transfer beef mixture from skillet into a 9x13 glass baking dish (or disposable foil baking pan, though these can be very flimsy!) and mix in cream of mushroom soup (do not add water!), corn, and green beans. Top with frozen tater tots.
Bake uncovered in 350F oven for 60 minutes, or until tater tots are golden brown.
9/10 | The dish itself fares well in the fridge, but can be hard to find a container for. It reheats nicely and still tastes delicious up to three days after making if stored properly!
Nutritional Value (Estimated, 8oz serving- with ground beef):
Total Fat: 24g
Total Calories: 400
TOTAL COST: $14.80 (with ground beef), $10.80 (without)