Homestyle Heartiness: Cowboy Casserole


Get ready for a taste of the wild west with our Homestyle Heartiness: Cowboy Casserole. This dish is a hearty, comforting meal that's perfect for feeding a hungry crowd. Featuring layers of savory ground beef, sweet corn, crispy tater tots, and gooey melted cheese, it's a rustic and satisfying dish that's sure to please. Garnished with fresh green onions, this casserole is the epitome of family-friendly comfort food.

Homestyle Heartiness: Cowboy Casserole

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 portion

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 550 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 30g


  • Ground beef: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Corn, canned or frozen: 200 grams (1 cup)
  • Tater tots: 500 grams (1 package)
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded: 200 grams (2 cups)
  • Onion, chopped: 100 grams (1 medium)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Green onions, chopped: for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. In a skillet, cook the ground beef with onion and garlic until browned. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a baking dish, layer the cooked beef, corn, and half of the cheese.
  4. Top with a layer of tater tots.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, then sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake for another 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the tater tots are golden brown.
  6. Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.

Culinary Tips

  • For a spicy twist, add a can of diced green chiles to the ground beef.
  • Serve with a side of sour cream and hot sauce for extra flavor.


Can I make this casserole ahead of time?

Yes, assemble the casserole and refrigerate. Bake when ready to serve.

How can I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I add other vegetables?

Certainly, try adding bell peppers or black beans for extra nutrition.

Our Homestyle Heartiness: Cowboy Casserole is a dish that brings the family together, offering a taste of comfort with every bite. It's the perfect meal for a cozy night in, a potluck, or any occasion where you want to share the warmth of home-cooked food. Here's to delicious meals that feel like a hug in a bowl! 🤠🍲🧀