Taco Tater Tots Casserole
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown ground beef and onion together in skillet.
- Add taco seasoning and water and simmer according to package directions.
- In a 13x9 casserole dish spread taco meat on bottom of pan.
- Layer the corn on top of it.
- Then place tater tots in a single layer on top of corn.
- Spread the salsa con queso on top of everything.
- Cook in preheated oven for about one hour.
- Good with sourcream on top.
This is a nice twist on Tater-tot Casserole. It came together quickly and is a great dish. I did make a couple of changes based on the other reviews. I added a can of drained black beans, drained the corn and used regular salsa and a nice big scoop of nacho cheese. My tots were broccoli cheese tots. Delicious! DH is already asking me to make this again! Thanks Mary!
My roommates and I made this last night. We decided it was just ok but could definitely be great with a few changes. We thought the dish would be over the top if the tater tots were crispy. Next time we'll put the salsa con queso over the meat & corn mixture and put the tater tots on top of that, keeping our eyes peeled to make sure they won't burn. I also thought it needed something to brighten up the flavor - maybe some cilantro or Rotel with lime. Thank you for posting. Can't wait to try it again with the changes.
This has a great combination of tastes, although a little too spicy for my husband. I used a little over 2 lbs of meat as I doubled the recipe to make one for a new mom and her family. I didn't have enough meat for 2 13 X 9 casseroles and had to go down to a 5 X 9 for the 2nd container. I also used twice the tater tots called for to have a solid layer across the small and large container and that was with the tator tot laying on the long side. Corn and Queso were fine since I didn't have both 13 X 9 containers.
This is a pretty darn good tater tot casserole recipe! I'm not a huge fan of the tater tot casseroles, but when I saw TACO flavored , I figured this was one I could deal with. I used an 11x7 pan , and also did as someone else suggested , put the tots on top so they'd be crunchier , rather than soggy. I put a plop of sour cream on my serving and I'm scarfing it up as I type this review. The more I eat , the more I like it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! :)
WOW , This is good !! Even my picky DH loved it ab]nd said I could make it again ! I do think the 13x9 casserole dish is too large . I used an 11x7 , 2 quart casserole dish and it was just perfect !! The recipe does not say to drain the corn (I did) , otherwise I think there would have been too much liquid . This is VERY good and I will be sharing this one with all my friends at work !!! It is a great , easy to fix meal.
I made the following tweaks: -Added a can of drained and rinsed black beans to the filling -Add a can of diced green chiles to the filling -Used grated pepper jack cheese instead of the salsa con queso -To get a crispy topping, I baked the casserole without the cheese for 20 minutes at 425. I then lowered the oven temperature to 375 and baked for another 20 minutes.