On Friday mornings I make meals for shut-ins, elderly, or those recovering from a medical procedure. I have a list of meals I choose from. Most of them are meals my family used to enjoy. However, our diets have changed so much that I end up making a totally different version of the meal for my family. It's amazing the differences I now see in foods. Food that I once considered home-made from scratch, I now laugh at because I know the difference. Here's an example:
The first picture is using canned soup mix. The second picture shows the same recipe, but made with a homemade soup mix, totally from scratch using dried herbs, seasonings, and almond milk.
Now for the good part! Below, I will share with you the recipe I make for my family. Enjoy!
Tater Tot Casserole
- 1 lb ground hamburger meat
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup DIY soup mix (see notes below)
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or water)
- 32 oz frozen tater tots
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Brown ground beef, season with salt and pepper.
- Add chopped onion, cook until tender.
- Meanwhile, mix soup mix with almond milk and set aside.
- In a 9x13 casserole dish, combine ground beef mixture and soup mix.
- Top mixture with tater tots.
- Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes, until bubbly and tater tots are golden brown.
Note: If you are not dairy free, you can add cheese to the top and return to the oven to melt it.
You can find the soup mix recipe here.