Trail Boss Bake
Hungry cowboys wait for no man. They fill their plates, fill their bellies, and then move on so stragglers can fill their plates . . .Cowboys eat first, talk later and so will you when you're served this favorite.1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound breakfast sausage
1 large yellow onion, minced
2 tablespoons minced jalapenos, seeds removed
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup milk or half and half
6 tablespoons sour cream
1 bag (30-ounce) frozen tater tots, defrosted
In a large skillet cook the onion until tender and translucent. Add the jalapenos and garlic; cook for 1 minute more. Add the beef and sausage; cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain the mixture and place into a large bowl and set aside.
In a small bowl combine the soup, milk, onion powder, cayenne, and sour cream. Whisk until smooth. Add to hamburger mixture and stir to combine. Add corn and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Gently mix to combine.
Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer half of the tater tots on the bottom, sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese; pour the hamburger mixture over the top and then layer with the other half of the tater tots. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden brown and crunchy.
*Note – You can make ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Remove an hour before baking so that it can come to room temperature.