Monday, February 28, 2011

Tater Tot Casserole Recipe with Allens Veggies as I am a Proud Allens Ally

I decided to let everyone know this month that sometimes I love to eat things that taste awesome and may have a “few” extra calories in the ingredients. Hey I am a proud Allens Ally but, I am human too! I don’t always cook the healthiest meals, but that is okay. Especially if I chose wisely and don’t over indulge all the time. What can I say….I am a rebel…and bend the rules every now and then.




But even some of these indulgences contain healthy veggies thanks to Allens. By the way, how many of you knew that Allens also packages veggies under other labels? Have you ever seen these brands at your local grocery store?

Princella, Sugary Sam, Trappey’s, Veg.all, Wagon Master, Freshlike, Popeye, Alma, Royal Prince, East Texas Fair and Crest Top to name a few. Yes these ARE Allens products!

Okay one more fun and important fact about Allens. They are an American family-owned and operated company that has been making safe and quality vegetables since 1926. Wow! Thank you Allens for supporting LOCAL American farmers and helping our economy!

Back to me falling off the health wagon…One of my recipes that my family and I love to indulge in is my Tater Tot Casserole. But this is not your mother’s casserole. I need to WARN all the readers right now…..If you try this recipe you will never go back to boring old flavor less Tater Tot Casserole.



Well if you are still reading here is my recipe:

Ingredients:

Large bag of frozen tater tots

1 ½ pounds browned ground beef

1 can Allens green beans - drained

1 can Allens peas - drained

1 can Allens corn - drained

1 – can condensed cream of mushroom or celery soup

1 cup chopped onion

1 – 16oz container sour cream

12oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon season salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.

In a large mixing bowl add all ingredients except the frozen tater tots. Mix well.

Place mixture in the prepared pan. Line the frozen tater tots on top of the mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.



Now that I have shared my deep dark secret, I think it is time to work out (yes, my knee is still gaining strength and I have been able to slow start working out again!!).

3 comments:

  1. Okay. Seriously, my tatertot casserole never looks that pretty! It usually looks regurgitated!

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  2. Thanks MiMi - I think it is all the Rich Sour Cream holding it together :)

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  3. I love Allens! Their stuff is fantastic. I saw that you posted this great recipe, and I'd love it if you could lend your expertise to my tater tot casserole guide for some helpful feedback: http://www.recipelion.com/Casserole-Recipes/How-to-Make-6-Tater-Tot-Casserole-Recipes-and-Cooking-Tips

    Thanks!

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