While we can’t forget about Taco Tuesday, we have to admit that whenever someone says Nachos a gathering is in order. I thought it would be fun to take away the tortilla chips and add tater tots to the dish and create Totchos. These totchos can be a hit at the dinner table. This is one recipe that can call for endless toppings for you and your guests. Give totchos a try during your next gathering or Taco Tuesday night.
1 2 lb bag ( 32 oz) of Tater Tots
1 lb Ground Beef (or Ground Turkey)
Taco Seasoning ( 1 package)
1 cup of shredded cheddar ( or add to your desired cheesy goodness)
5 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies ( 10 oz can drained and reminder set aside for later use)
*Sour Cream (used as topping when done)
Heat Oven to 450 degrees F (Or according to package instructions)
Place 3/4 tater tots bag onto a baking sheet using a single layer method (ensuring the tots are not on top one another). Place in over and bake of 25 mins or according to package instructions. Turn oven off. Remove ( using pot holders or gloves) tater tots from oven and set aside.
Place a medium sauce pan on medium heat. *Optional. I added 1 tsp of avocado oil to the pan. Add the ground beef and cook until well done ( breaking up and chopping the meat). Drain or spoon any access oil from the pan. Add taco seasoning and (drained) diced tomatoes. Stir. Turn heat to low.
Arrange the tater tots onto a plate adding the neat mixture and shredded cheese. To melt the cheese, I simply put the plate into the microwave for 60 – 90 seconds. You can also place the plate back into the oven for 3-5 mins as the oven will be still hot and cooling off.
Add a dollop of sour cream or any other topping you fancy.