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Tater Tot-chos Recipe

Tater Tot-chos Recipe

Playing with food is loads of fun when you have Tater Tots and taco toppings. Let kids build their own for smiles all around. — Eleanor Mielke, Mitchell, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 cups frozen miniature Tater Tots
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, optional
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 1. Bake Tater Tots according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. To serve, top Tater Tots with beef mixture, cheese, lettuce and, if desired, olives. Serve with taco sauce and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 375 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 828 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Tater Tot-chos

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"I added chopped onion and green, red, and yellow bell pepper while cooking ground beef. This turned out so good and was so easy to make. The tater tots give it a whole different taste than regular tacos. Would also make be good burrito filling."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"This is both good and simple, very easy to adapt to various tastes. I'm a fan of tater-tots because they're gluten-free. (I think the only thing I haven't put either over or under tots is spaghetti sauce and I'll probably try that, too.)"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"Great recipe.

Increase the meat & cheese, add some onion & black beans."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"Very easy and adaptable to what you have on hand. Husband really enjoyed it!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"This was a neat idea, we used more meat than stated and added some chiken. Some rolled them up like meat and potato burritos. We might do this again, it wasn't a huge hit."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"These were okay, but my family ended up adding the tater tots inside our soft shell tacos. We will stick with our regular tacos instead of adding the extra work/dishes of tater tots. Thanks for the idea though!"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"These were delicious! My whole family loved them even though my husband wasn't sure at first they are now one of his favorite meals."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"This recipe was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it; however, I could not find miniature tater tots anywhere. Is there a particular brand one needs to get? Checked several stores and nobody had them. The regular size tots worked okay but I can see how a miniature version might be better."

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