Cowboy Casserole


1 (32 oz) package frozen tater tots
1 pound ground beef
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided; half for filling and half for top
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
1 (10 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 375°F.
Brown ground beef in a large pan over medium heat until no longer pink. Transfer to plate lined with paper towels.
Add onions to pan and sauté over medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Return ground beef to pan. Stir in corn, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, milk, 1/2 cup cheese, salt and pepper.
Pour beef and vegetable mixture into a casserole dish. Place frozen tater tops on top in a single layer and cover with reserved cheese. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until tater tots are fully cooked.