Recipe by Mama Smith
"Just what the grandkids ordered. Tater tots, Mexican food, and cheese! This is one of those meals that you can throw together with ingredients you would normally have on hand. Great for pot luck or a quick meal for unexpected company. Some kids don't like onion or garlic; these can be omitted."
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1 (1 ounce) packet
taco seasoning mix
1 (16 ounce) bag
frozen Mexican-style corn
1 (12 ounce) can
black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (12 ounce) bag
shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 (16 ounce) package
frozen tater tots
1 (12 fluid ounce) can
I have to write a review bc when I looked at this recipe I almost didnt make it bc at the time there was only one. :P But I made it anyway and I have to say it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!! I must make!! And a new favorite for my family! My picky 3 yr old and my hubs LOVED it! Seriously delicious!! I did omit the garlic but im sure its just as good with it! And I added sour cream at the end.. with or without though.. its great!
Sorry Mama - I was not at all pleased with the outcome of this recipe. I was confused as to if I should drain the beef after cooking it and before adding the corn and beans. As I do with all first try recipes, I follow the recipe exactly, so i DID NOT drain it and regretted it. The casserole was VERY greasy. I thought the tater tots got completely lost in the recipe. Meaning after I cooked the casserole I could not see or taste them.
This is very easy to make and very tasty. To the reviewer who didn't drain the beef after cooking...really??? I've never made a recipe with ground beef where it wasn't drained after cooking. Did you remember to take the corn out of the bag? Anyway, very good.
I made this for dinner tonight and it was to die for! I added a can of green chiles to the meat mixture, and put tots on top at the end with the cheese. I broiled it for a few minutes to add a little crunch. We ate it with sour cream and hot sauce. It was sooo yummy. Next time I might add some tortilla chips on top too. What a great find!
This recipe was really good! I did a couple things differently...I used ground chicken instead of beef (because thats what I had thawed) I also used regular frozen corn because I couldn't find Mexican Style and I didnt put cheese in the dish because my husband doesn't like cheese. I just sprinkled some on top for me! :) This will definitely be made again, and I will thaw beef out next time to try it that way! Thanks for a great recipe!
This can be adaptable for the slow cooker during the hot weather, when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. Follow steps 1 and 2 exactly. Step 3--grease the cooker and add 1/3 of enchilada sauce to bottom. Step 4--line the cooker (all the way up the sides if possible) with the tater tots. Step 5--spoon the meat/bean/corn mixture in the middle of the tater tot "nest." Step 6--drizzle the remaining enchilada sauce over the meat mixture and any exposed tater tots. Step 7--cook on low for 5-7 hours (or high 3-4 hours). Sprinkle cheese during last hour of cooking. Slow cookers vary in heating, so cook until the tater tots are hot and steamy!
This was really good. I didn't have tater tots so I made the recipe on the stove and topped it with homemade hashbrowns and cheese. I also made the enchilada sauce from the ten minute enchilada sauce recipe on here! I used plain frozen corn and co jack cheese. Really good.
All I can say is Awsome!! Was a quick and easy dinner and my family absolutely loved it. I added a small can of diced green chilis to give it a little extra flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tater Tot Taco Casserole
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 243
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