Taco Tot Casserole

Taco Tot Casserole

Tex-Mex meets tater tots in this easy, inexpensive, and all-around comforting one-dish dinner. Our spicy twist on the classic tater tot casserole consists of a succulent ground beef filling—featuring creamy black beans, crisp-sweet corn, cheese, and mild green chiles for a kick—topped with crispy tater tots, and finished with a drizzle of an addictively spicy and tangy sour cream sauce.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add ground beef, onion, taco seasoning, and salt; cook, stirring to crumble, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in corn, beans, green chiles, and 1 cup of the cheese.
  2. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Place tots in an even layer on top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven until tots are golden brown and crispy, 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk together sour cream, hot sauce, and lime juice. Drizzle casserole with sour cream mixture; top with avocado, tomato, jalapeño, and cilantro.