How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Find a casserole pan. It doesn’t have to be a nice one or have blue flowers on it unless you are the Queen of Fancyland or something. Foil will do. If you have butter or cooking spray, grease that baby up.
Soak the tater tots (cooked, or at least thawed) or bread or bagels or whatever in beer in a bowl. No beer? Sad. Ginger ale will do or even a half-dead Coke. Just make sure it all gets a little soggy but not actually falling apart. Fish out the solids with a spoon (slotted if you’ve got one) and put them in the casserole pan. Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle in the meat—could be sausage, bacon, ham, bologna, burger, Slim Jims—whatever’s on hand. Just make sure it’s cooked beforehand.
In a bowl (Maybe rinse out the beer bowl? Maybe leave the beer in there like a genius?), whip together some eggs and milk until they’re thoroughly incorporated, then pour it over the meat and carbs. This is what by law makes it a breakfast casserole. Dollop with salsa if you have some handy.
Got cheese? Great! Grate it (if it’s American cheese, slice it, and by the way, you rock) and scatter it lavishly over the top of the muck below. Then crush a crap-ton of chips and sprinkle them on top, pressing them in gently if needed.
Slide the whole thing into the oven and after 20 minutes, see how it’s going. Look for a nicely browned top, and a center that’s not too squishy. Check back every 10 minutes or so until it’s done.
You could serve this in squares or just hand out forks and have some hot sauce nearby. As Margaret said, I don’t live your life.