While on my vacation this past week, I decided to try an experiment. What would happen if I took tater tots and made them Mexican? Well, the answer was delicious. They were a hit with the kids, and they even have some veggies in them! So that’s a plus.
Taco Tater Tots
1 bag of tater tots
1 pckg of ground meat (chicken or beef)
1 pckg of taco seasoning
1/2 onion (optional)
1.5 cups of corn
2 cups cheese
The first thing you want to do when making this dish is cook the tater tots, as they take the longest to cook. Follow the directions on the bag and get the tots in the oven.
Next, put package of ground meat in a pan on medium heat. Cook meat thoroughly. I used ground chicken for this dish, but it would be just as good with ground beef or turkey or pork. Once the meat is cooked through, follow the directions on the back of the taco seasoning packet.
While your tater tots and meat is cooking, you can cut some onion and throw it into your pan of meat once it is done cooking, but before the taco seasoning. I didn’t use onions in this dish, but I think it would taste really good. Sweat the onions with the ground meat.
Once the taco meat is done, add the corn into the pan and then grate your cheese. Now you are ready to assemble!
Put the tater tots onto the bottom of a casserole dish. Next, layer with the taco meat and corn, and top with the cheese. Pop the casserole dish into the oven at the same temperature the tater tots cooked at and heat the dish until the cheese is melty.
After serving the dish, top with sour cream, salsa and/or guacamole! My kids loved the tater tots, and the dish is really easy for young children to grab. Hope you enjoy!