Minnesota Tater Tot Hot Dish

Living in Turkey, we do not have access to concentrated creamy soups or tater tots. So this hot dish is a labor of love on those days that we are missing Minnesota! Enjoy!

Ingredients

Tater tots

  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Condensed Soup

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup bone broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Meat Mixture

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups green beans, frozen or canned
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Topping

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 cups mozzarella or cheddar, grated

Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes until soft. Peel off skin and grate.
  2. Add remaining tater tot ingredients to grated potatoes. Mix and form into tater tots.
  3. Fry the tater tots in some oil over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes per side.
  4. For the condensed soup, bring all of the ingredients to a boil in a pot and turn off.
  5. Boil carrots & celery in a small pot for 15 minutes.
  6. Fry onions and garlic together with meat for 10 minutes.
  7. Add in green beans, carrots, and celery. Fry for 5 minutes.
  8. Add in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  9. Once boiling turn off heat and add in the condensed soup, and mix.
  10. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Place tater tots on top, brush with melted butter, and add cheese.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350.

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