Cowboy Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with diced tomatoes, corn, tater tots, shredded cheese and bacon.
1 lb lean ground beef
8 slices bacon cooked, crumbled
14 oz canned diced tomatoes
2 cups frozen corn kernels
10.5 oz condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
28 oz frozen tater tots
Preheat oven to 400F.
Dump the ground beef into a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
Once the ground beef is fully cooked, drain the grease from the pan.
Add about 2/3 of the crumbled bacon to the skillet.
Add the diced tomatoes and frozen corn to the skillet and stir well.
Add the cream of mushroom soup, BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the skillet.
Stir all of the ingredients together well.
Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan well with cooking spray.
Pour the ground beef mixture into the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
Sprinkle 2 cups of the shredded cheddar on top.
Place the frozen tater tots in a single layer on top of the cheese.
Place the dish in the oven and bake the casserole until the tater tots are golden brown on top. 30 – 35 minutes.
Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese and crumbled bacon on top.
Return the dish to the oven and continue baking until the cheese on top is all melted. About 5 minutes.
Remove the dish from the oven and allow the casserole to sit for a few minutes.
Scoop, serve and enjoy!