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taco tater tots

a recipe by
Audine Grein
Newberg, OR

This is from a recipe community and submitted by Linda. I used homemade enchilada sauce, and doubled recipe to feed large family. Worked out fine.

serves six
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For taco tater tots

  • 1 lb
  • 1 sm
    onion (diced)
  • 1 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 1 can
    black olives (small sliced)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 bag
    frozen corn (16 oz)
  • 1 can
    4 oz green chilis (diced and drained)
  • 1 can
    black beans( 12 oz rinsed and drained)
  • 1 bag
    grated mexican cheese blend (16 oz)
  • 1 bag
    frozen tater tots (16 oz)
  • 1 can
    enchilada sauce (12 oz)

How To Make taco tater tots

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Heat a skillet to medium high heat. Add ground beef, garlic, and onion and cook while breaking the meat apart with a spoon or spatula until the ground beef is completely browned. Drain off any excess fat. Add taco seasoning mix, green chilies, frozen corn, and black beans to the ground beef. Cook until heated through.
  • 2
    In a large bowl combine ground beef mixture, ¾ of the Mexican cheese blend, and all of the tater tots. Stir well to combine.
  • 3
    Pour about 1/3 of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Add the tater tot mixture to the baking dish and lightly pat the mixture down into a solid, even layer. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the tater tots.
  • 4
    Place into the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. During the last few minutes of baking, top the casserole with the remaining Mexican cheese blend and the sliced black olives. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Sprinkle with chopped green onions. Top with sour cream and salsa, or fresh tomatoes.

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