So, I experimented for supper. It wasn't bad, but I'm gonna keep playing with the recipe until I get something we really like.
Without further ado:
Sorta Shepherd's Pie
1lb ground beef, or ground beef blended with pork. Or beef and mutton.
1 can green beans (drained)
1 can corn (drained)
1 can diced tomatoes (not drained)
1/2 onion, chopped
Tater tots (not frozen)
1. Cook meat with onion in a nice, deep 10 inch cast iron skillet. Drain if fatty. Put back in cast iron skillet.
2. Add cans of veggies. Make sure you taste to make sure there's enough salt.
3. Top with cheese, then tater tots, then more cheese.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until tots are hot and cheese is browned.
Serve hot. Probably good with burger condiments, likely good with barbecue sauce.
I'm gonna play with the filling (maybe leave out the tomatoes and use brown gravy in the meat and other veggies) but this was good as it was. Warm and comforting on a damn cold night.
I'll post the finalized recipe when I figure out what we like best.
23 minutes ago