Big Mac Tater Tot Casserole



2 lbs lean ground beef
1 cup Thousand Island dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 cup finely chopped dill pickle
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 cups shredded triple cheddar cheese blend
24 oz frozen tater tots
For the Topping

1 cup finely shredded iceberg lettuce
1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing

Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).

In a large frying pan, place the lean ground beef and a small knob of margarine or butter, and set over medium-high heat.

As the beef cooks, ensure to break it up into small pieces until it's thoroughly cooked.

Once the beef is browned and cooked through, take the pan off the heat and carefully drain off the excess fat.

Into the pan, add the Thousand Island dressing, mayonnaise, chopped yellow onion, chopped dill pickle, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

Stir these ingredients into the cooked beef until they are evenly incorporated.

Transfer this mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish, ensuring to spread it evenly across the bottom of the dish.

Over the beef mixture, sprinkle the shredded triple cheddar cheese blend.

Arrange the frozen tater tots over the cheese, making sure they are in a single layer.

Bake this delectable assembly in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until the tater tots turn a delicious golden brown.

Upon removing the casserole from the oven, scatter the finely shredded lettuce over the top and then artistically drizzle the Thousand Island dressing over the lettuce.

Now, your Big Mac Tater Tot Casserole is ready to be savored and enjoyed!

Dive in and experience this delightful fusion of flavors that is sure to excite your taste buds. Enjoy!