Monday, March 23, 2009

Chilidog and tots casserole

I added 8 cut up hot dogs,, put it all in a 9X13 disposable casserole dish and froze it whole. The original recipe is below from the 'zaar.
*made this 4-27-09* The entire casserole is gone in one meal! I liked it but everyone else absolutely loved it.

Chili Tots Casserole Recipe #143773
There's something about the combo of these two fast food favorites. However, when you're scraping up pennies to afford rent, eating out isn't an option. This dish is affordable and great because you can make two and freeze one. Also, you can make this a Chili dog and tots casserole by adding bite-sized hot dog pieces to the chili and serving with buns.
by Redneck Epicurean
50 min | 15 min prep

2 casseroles

1 lb ground beef (optional)
2 (15 ounce) cans chili without beans
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 (32 ounce) bag tater tots
Cook the beef and drain.
Stir in the chili and heat through.
Pour into 2 8" sprayed square baking dishes.
Sprinkle with the cheese and top with the tater tots.
Cover and freeze one casserole for up to three months.
Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.
To use the frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hrs or until heated through.

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