Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Minnesota Hot Dish

Last weekend was my sister in law, Holly's, wedding.  My mother and father in law hosted the rehearsal dinner at their house and it was just beautiful.  They set up the tables near the beach complete with string lights, tiki torches, and beautiful green hydrangea centerpieces.  Dinner started right at sunset - perfection.

All beautiful touches aside - let's get to the good stuff.  THE FOOD.  They had a traditional Minnesota dinner (love) complete with Minnesota Hot Dish.  Now...not just any hot dish.  TATER TOT HOT DISH.  Sweet lord this was good.  After everyone left, I pulled out the left overs and made a tater tot hot dish burrito.  Yup, that happened.

Here are bride and groom digging into the feast...

I asked Grandma Marge (Charlie's Grandmother) how to make this delicious feast.  I found a recipe that sounds very similar to hers, courtesy of Mr. Food:

Photo courtesy of Foodie Noob.
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup milk
1 cup (4-ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 (32-ounce) package frozen seasoned tater tots
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brown ground beef, onion and salt in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Spoon ground beef into a sprayed 2-1/2 quart baking dish. In a small bowl combine soup and milk, mix well. Layer frozen vegetables, soup mixture and cheese over ground beef. Top with frozen potatoes.

Bake 30 minutes or until potatoes are golden.
I'm going to be making this in the very near future, but adding my own special twist. Stay tuned and stay hungry!

1 comment:

  1. You're not a true Minnesotan unless you can rock a legit tator tot hotdish. Good stuff. We didn't have it at my wedding but we had cheesy potatoes...with our wedding hosted on my parents farm. :)


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