I’ll be the first to admit that this tater tot casserole may not be the healthiest of our recipes, but it is by far the kids’ favorite. In fact, when I make it, I have to make two at a time and they both get eaten clean! It is one of the most requested meals for the kids’ birthday suppers and there are cries of joy whenever I announce that I am making it!
How many nights have you stood staring into the fridge trying to figure out what you were going to cook? If you’re anything like me, more times than you can count. But that doesn’t have to be your norm anymore. This Mexican Tater Tot Casserole dish can easily be made in a short amount of time. Have a night full of practices or school events? Do a little prep for this recipe ahead of time and you’ll be able to enjoy a hot dinner quickly when you get home.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 package (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix
- 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup
- 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies, drained
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 (32-ounce) package frozen tater tots
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and chopped onion until the beef is browned and the onion is tender. Drain any excess grease.
- Stir in the taco seasoning mix and cook for another 2 minutes, ensuring the beef is well-coated with the seasoning.
- In a separate bowl, combine the condensed cream of mushroom soup, condensed cheddar cheese soup, and drained diced green chilies.
- In a 9×13 inch baking dish, spread the cooked beef and onion mixture evenly at the bottom of the dish.
- Pour the soup and green chili mixture over the beef, spreading it evenly.
- Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top of the soup mixture.
- Arrange the frozen tater tots in a single layer on top of the cheese, covering the entire surface.
- Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until the tater tots are golden brown and the casserole is bubbly.
- You can customize this recipe by adding toppings like diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, or chopped green onions before serving.
- Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness by choosing a milder or spicier taco seasoning mix and adjusting the amount of green chilies.
- This casserole can be a crowd-pleaser at gatherings or a comforting family meal.