Taco Tater Tot Casserole!

Tater Tot Taco Casserole! This easy casserole has layers ground beef and veggies topped with Tater Tots & cheese. It’s one dish we just can’t get enough of!

Tater Tot Taco Casserole! This easy casserole has layers ground beef and veggies topped with Tater Tots & cheese. It's one dish we just can't get enough of!

This Taco Tater Tot Casserole was a massive hit with the family… even with little Miss I-don’t-like-melted-cheese-lasagna-casseroles-or-spaghetti.  In fact, she had two helpings! This cheesy casserole has ground beef & veggies and is super easy to make!

The casserole is topped with Tater Tots and baked making them nice and crispy on top…  adding the sauce and cheese at the very end keeps them from getting soggy as they do with some casseroles!

Tater Tot Taco Casserole! This easy casserole has layers ground beef and veggies topped with Tater Tots & cheese. It's one dish we just can't get enough of!

You just can’t go wrong with any Mexican inspired dish in my house, especially when it’s baked with cheese until bubbly and hot! If your family likes the classic tater tot casserole, they are sure to love this taco tater tot casserole too!!

Items you’ll need for this recipe 

* black beans * baking pan * enchilada sauce *

You can add whatever your toppings you love, we usually do sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes but this is great with jalapenos, avocados and of course more cheese!

Taco Tater Tot Casserole!

Tater Tot Taco Casserole! This easy casserole has layers ground beef and veggies topped with Tater Tots & cheese. It’s one dish we just can’t get enough of!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix (low sodium)
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups bag frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups bell pepper (red, yellow or green), diced
  • 1 12 oz can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1 16 oz bag of frozen tater tots
  • 1/3 cup salsa

Optional toppings

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado Slices

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic over medium high until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning, 1/2 cup water, 2/3 cup enchilada sauce, corn, bell pepper & beans. Cook until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  4. Pour beef mixture into a 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups cheese and arrange tater tots on top.
  5. Bake 30 minutes. Combine salsa and remaining 1/3 cup enchilada sauce. Spread over tater tots and top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted & bubbly.
  7. Serve with desired toppings

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