Monday, November 25, 2013
Chili Cheese Tot Casserole
This recipe is adapted from one I found on LoveBakesGoodCakes. If you are simply disgusted by the thought of using canned chili, you can make your own following the original recipe. As for me and my house, we are okay with using canned chili a couple of times a year for the sake of saving time and energy. Especially since, for me, making good homemade chili is a several hour affair. And I looked at the ingredients list of the Hormel brand and it wasn't terrifying like I thought it would be. Totally normal stuff! Not a single ingredient you couldn't pronounce or wouldn't use otherwise. And it's cheap.
CHILI CHEESE TOT CASSEROLE
adapted from LoveBakesGoodCakes
1 (32 oz) bag frozen tater tots
3 (15 oz, each) cans chili, with or without beans
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 green onions, sliced for garnish, optional
sour cream, optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place tater tots in a 9x13 casserole dish and bake for 25 minutes.
While tots are baking, heat chili in a pot over the stove or in a microwave-safe bowl. Spoon chili evenly over baked tots and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through. Sprinkle servings with green onions and dollop with sour cream, if desired.