I didn't feel like going to the store, but was out of most things, so I just made this recipe up with what I had already. And boy was it good! The kids gobbled it up and even asked for more. I only had a little bit left and warmed it up the next day and melted even more cheese on top. Yummy! You can totally play around with this one and add frozen peas or green beans, use chopped onion instead of the fried onions, add celery or use cream of chicken or cream of celery instead of the cream of mushroom. You get the idea. But it's a great filling dinner for the kids.
3 lbs ground beef - browned and drained of fat and seasoned(salt,pepper, and garlic powder)
26 oz can of cream of mushroom
1/2 can of milk ( 26oz can above)
3/4 of a 6oz can of fried onions
1 cup monterey jack cheese - grated
Mix soup and milk together, add onions and beef, pour into 9x13 pan, sprinkle with cheese and top with tots. Bake at 350 degrees for 45min to an hour. Enjoy!