As an incentive for the kids, a sure hit at a potluck dinner, or a nacho-like snack for parties, this Mexican tater tot casserole has flavors that please almost everyone. Top-quality ingredients in your salsa and fresh sour cream will promote the taste from popular to outstanding, so be sure to make enough. With a diverse crowd, you can cook a pan of mild, one of medium and one of spicy or use two rows of tater tots as walls between sections. Don't skimp on the cheese!


1. Taco Taste With Potato Satisfaction

This dish combines all your favorite taco flavors with popular tater tot crunch to provide a dish which can be served like a casserole in whatever portion sizes you'd like. It makes a nice family-sized dish but, as you'll see, it can be made potluck-sized with a few sauce variations to make it a crowd-pleaser. For the family-sized casserole, you'll need these:

  • A one-pound bag of frozen tater tots
  • A pound of ground beef
  • Diced small onion
  • Minced clove of garlic
  • Bag of frozen Mexican corn mix
  • Can of black beans, rinsed
  • A packet of taco seasoning
  • Can of enchilada sauce
  • Jar of Salsa
  • A bag or two of Mexican blend cheese
  • Tub of sour cream
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