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Tex-Mex Beef Totchos

Nachos made with tater tots, aka "Totchos". Split the Tex-Mex beef mixture across the two batches of tots because you will want another round at half-time.

Cook time: 35min. total

PREP: 10min. | ACTIVE: 20min. | PASSIVE: 5min.

Tex-Mex Beef Totchos
September 03, 2019
September 03, 2019 DIFFICULTY: Easy #eatpre
Tex-Mex Beef Totchos


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  • 2 bags frozen tater tots (Split the beef mixture - one for pre-game, one for half time!)
  • 1 lb. Pre 92% Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Tbsp neutral cooking oil 
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-3 Tbsp white vinegar or lime juice
  • Hot Sauce (optional)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese (or cheese of your choice)

Optional garnish:

  • Pickled jalapeno
  • Sour cream
  • Green onion, thinly sliced
  • Green pepper, diced
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • Lime wedges


  1. Cook tots according to package directions. 
  2. While tots bake: Heat oil over medium-high heat, add beef and onion. Cook until beef is well browned and onion is translucent. 
  3. Add spices and stir to toast. This will take approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce and simmer on low for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add salt, hot sauce, and vinegar to taste. 

When ready to serve:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Pile one bag of (cooked) tots into a cast iron skillet (or any oven-proof baking dish) and spoon half the beef mixture on top.
  3. Cover with shredded cheese.
  4. Broil 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden brown.
  5. Remove, top with your choice of garnish, and serve immediately.


Recipe by Chef & Culinary Producer Sarah Beth Tanner, @sbtcooks

Tex-Mex Beef Totchos


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