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Tator Tot Atrocity
We aren’t Minnesota-natives, so we all had pretty strong feelings about this dish. Listen to the podcast to hear our reactions to eating and cooking this thing, but the recipe we followed is below.
Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 10 3/4 ounce can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup milk 1 16 oz. package frozen mixed vegetables 1 16 oz. package frozen tater tots 2 cups cheddar cheese
Directions Preheat the oven to 350° Grease baking dish Chop onion finely, throw in the skillet. Add the ground beef and cook through. Line bottom of dish with cooked ground beef. Add layer of frozen veggies. In a separate container, stir soup and milk together. Layer in cheese into dish, and then pour the soup/milk mixture over everything, drowning all other ingredients in goo. Top with tator tots (we used crispy crowns) and extra cheese Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
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For the Spiced Cranberry Cordial: 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half 2 whole star anise pods 5 cardamom pods 3 whole cloves 1 cup (240ml) water 2 cups (400g) sugar Peel of one orange (use a vegetable peeler to remove zest only) 2 cups (225g) fresh cranberries 1 cup (240ml) fresh juice from about 8 limes 3/4 teaspoon (3g) kosher salt
For the Cocktail Mix (8 Servings): 1 cup (240ml) Spiced Cranberry Cordial 1 cup (240ml) freshly squeezed juice from 2 pink grapefruits 1 1/2 cups (360ml) London Dry gin
To Serve: 1 bottle (750ml) chilled sparkling wine, to top Fresh cranberries threaded on cocktail picks, for garnish
For the Spiced Cranberry Cordial: Add cinnamon sticks, star anise, cardamom, and cloves to a saucepan and toast over medium heat, shaking pan frequently, until fragrant; make sure not to let them burn. Add water, sugar, orange peel, cranberries, lime juice, and salt and stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer and cook, using a wooden spoon to smash fruit against side of pan, until all of the cranberries have popped. Remove from heat and let cool completely, 1 to 2 hours. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a resealable container. Cordial can be kept up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
For the Cocktail Mix: Up to 2 hours before serving, mix cordial, grapefruit juice, and gin in a pitcher, bottle, or resealable container. Use immediately or store up to 2 hours in the refrigerator. Cocktail mix makes 8 servings; feel free to double the recipe.
For Each Cocktail: Fill a Collins glass with ice and add 3 1/2 ounces (105ml) Cocktail Mix and 2 ounces (60ml) chilled sparkling wine. Stir gently and garnish with skewered cranberries.