You might think that adding beans, known for its slight bitter nature, might disrupt the flavor of a creamy dish. However, the green beans actually complement the crispy tater tots, giving the casserole a crunchy consistency. Moreover, green beans are the protein punch to a carbs-packed meal. This recipe provides a healthy alternative, replacing lactose-filled cheese with creamy mushroom soup. It certainly tastes better than it sounds, plus, it’s a great way to sneak some vegetables into your kids’ lunch.

This Tater Tot Casserole with Burger and Beans is quite an easy meal to make especially if you have made a simple Tater Tot Casserole before. All you need can be found in your local market or grocery store. From experience, they’re not that hard to find! You might very well have these ingredients in your pantry or fridge right now.

With the green beans inside the casserole, you no longer need to whip up a vegetable side just to make a more well-rounded meal. Simply pair this dish with our Banana Fruit Punch recipe to balance that heavy casserole with a healthy and tasty drink.

Tater Tot Casserole with Burger and Beans Recipe

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Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 40 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves: 5 people

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb ground beef round or sirloin
  • 1 medium-sized onion chopped
  • 1 can French-style green beans
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 pkg frozen tater tots
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Crumble and brown the ground beef in a skillet with your onion and garlic

  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper and continue to fry until the beef no longer has a pink texture.

  4. Drain any excess liquid. Then place the meat in a 2 quarts casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

  5. Layer the beans on top of the meat.

  6. Afterward, cover the top of the casserole evenly with frozen tater tots. Then place it in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

  7. After 30 minutes, mix the cream of mushroom soup with the milk and pour it on top of the beans and meat

  8. Bake the casserole for 5 to 10 minutes more in case additional browning is needed.

  9. Once you're done cooking, serve, and enjoy your meal!

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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use other types of beans apart from french-style green beans?

Yes, however, take note that the flavor might differ depending on the type of beans used. It is best to know the taste of the green beans you are going to use so you can easily adjust the flavor to your liking.

Do I have the option to add cheese even if the recipe does not require it?

Of course! This recipe provides a healthier alternative, especially for those who prefer a less creamy texture.

I’m lactose intolerant. May I opt out of the milk?

There are grocery stores that offer lactose-free milk, which may be a better option for you. You may have to adjust the sugar level but the taste is all up to you!

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Conclusion

Adding green beans to the mix is truly an odd ingredient to have. The idea of this Tater Tot Casserole with Burger and Beans recipe is to deliver a healthier spin on other tater tots recipes. The addition of the green beans together with the beef, milk, and creamy mushroom soup brings out a still creamy but less salty flavor to the casserole as compared to other versions.