Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chili Tots

1 lb ground beef
2 cans chili w/o beans
1 can tomato sauce
1 can sliced ripe olives
1 can chopped green chilies
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 package frozen tater tots

Brown and drain ground beef, stir in chili, tomato sauce, olive and chilies. Transfer to greased 9x13 baking dish, sprinkle with shredded cheese and top with tater tots. Bake at 350* for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.

This is the original recipe. I had to make a few changes. I used ground pork (cause it's what I had), and I browned it with taco seasoning. I omitted the olives and chilies - cause my family doesn't like them. And I ran out of cheddar cheese, so I added some colby jack and sharp. I also found I had to add about 8-10 minutes to the baking time. And then we topped it with sour cream. It was very good - again, even Lily gobbled it right down! It was very very filling, and I think it would be good on a day when the kids were out playing in the snow. It would be good served with biscuits and salad to round it out...
Note- it's not lovely though cleaning it up in the middle of the night when Joelle got sick.... but that was completely unrelated to the dinner.


Jessi said...

assuming we ever got snow for them to play in...

seedsower1962 said...

I want to make this WITH the chilis!