35 min serves

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.

PREP: 10 min. ACTIVE: 20 min. PASSIVE: 5 min. DIFFICULTY Easy


  • 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)
  • 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.
  6. When ready to serve:
  7. Preheat broiler.
  8. 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.
  9. Cover with shredded cheese.
  10. Broil 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden brown.
  11. Remove, top with your choice of garnish, and serve immediately.


    Tex-Mex Beef Totchos

    Amount per 100g

    Recipe developed by   Chef Sarah Beth Tanner