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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.
Tex-Mex Beef Totchos

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.

    Amount per 100g

      Recipe developed by Chef Sarah Beth Tanner
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