I love cooking anything in the crockpot, why I had never thought of making a Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole in the crockpot is beyond me. I saw a recipe for crockpot Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole on Youtube and had to try it, after all, I love bacon cheeseburgers with tater tots and I also love my crockpot so it was an obvious match made in Heaven for me. The recipe couldn’t be easier, I just pre-cooked the hamburger meat in a skillet with some bacon, diced onion, and minced garlic. Then I added a packet of Taco Seasoning, and a half a cup of water I then removed the meat mixture from the heat and set aside.
Then I lined the bottom of my crockpot with tater tots and put the delicious meat mixture on top.
Then added a small carton of sour cream, one-half cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, 1 tsp. garlic powder, and 1 tsp. black pepper to a mixing bowl and stirred it well.
Then I smoothed the sour cream mixture across the top and placed the lid onto my slow cooker and cooked for 4.5 hours on high, then I opened the lid and added more grated cheese to the top and cooked for an additional 30 minutes. At the very end, I added chopped fresh jalapenos, chopped tomato, and chopped cilantro, and grated (finely chopped onion) which is basically Homemade Pico De Gallo all over the top as a wonderful garnish. This recipe was delicious! All I can say is, move over King Ranch Casserole The Duke has arrived!