Penny gave me this recipe in the 70's and our family has always liked it.
Grease a 2-3 qt. casserole dish.
Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef, drain off the fat. Season the meat with salt 'n pepper.
Add 1 can cream of mushroom soup to the ground beef. Put this mixture into prepared casserole dish.
Spread 1 can (15-16 oz.) green beans on top of the meat mixture. (I'm thinking other vegetables would also work-- especially those that would taste good with the dried french onion rings added in the next step? In a pinch, I've made this without the french onion pieces added and it was okay, too.)
Sprinkle 1 can (3 oz.) dried french onion rings/pieces over the green beans
Arrange enough tater-tots on the casserole to cover the whole top (standing on their ends, they make for a pretty covering).
Bake at 375 for almost 1 hour.
P.S. Once when Wayne was 'recuperating' from something, our H.T. Larry R. brought a casserole of this over to us-- he made it for us while his wife was busy with her schooling schedule. It was amazing how carefully and perfectly he had arranged those Tater Tots! Besides tasting SO good, it was BEAUTIFUL!!!
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