Tater Taco Casserole

This Tater Taco Casserole is a Mexican mixture of taco meat, beans, corn, and cheese topped with tater tots and enchilada sauce. The family will love it.
Tater Taco Casserole - A Mexican mixture of taco meat, beans, corn, and cheese topped with tater tots and enchilada sauce. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

This Tater Taco Casserole is a dish that the whole family will love. I’ve made quite a few failed dinner attempts lately so redemption was in order. Everyone loves tater tots and everyone loves Mexican food so why not combine the two!  Tater Taco Casserole - A Mexican mixture of taco meat, beans, corn, and cheese topped with tater tots and enchilada sauce. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Start by browning some beef, onion, and garlic. Next, we add a whole bunch of flavor so hold on to your shorts. Add some green chiles, Old El Paso taco seasoning, black beans, corn, and cheese. So easy!TheGirlWhoAteEverything_TaterTacoCasserole_Step1_HorizontalTheGirlWhoAteEverything_TaterTacoCasserole_Step1_Horizontal-001TheGirlWhoAteEverything_TaterTacoCasserole_Step3_Horizontal-002TheGirlWhoAteEverything_TaterTacoCasserole_Step4_Horizontal-003

 Pour this into your prepared baking dish and top with tater tots. TheGirlWhoAteEverything_TaterTacoCasserole_Step6_Horizontal-005Drizzle some enchilada sauce on top to give those tater tots an extra kick.Bake the casserole until the tater tots are nice and crispy. If you like your tots extra crispy you can even bake them before placing them on top.Tater Taco Casserole - A Mexican mixture of taco meat, beans, corn, and cheese topped with tater tots and enchilada sauce. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com Since this is Tater Taco Casserole we need all our taco fixings: olives, sour cream, tomatoes, and cilantro.

Tater Taco Casserole - A Mexican mixture of taco meat, beans, corn, and cheese topped with tater tots and enchilada sauce. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Taco Tater Casserole
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (4 oz) can Old El Paso diced green chiles
  • 1 (1 oz) package Old El Paso taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (12 oz) package frozen corn
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 (28 oz) package frozen tater tots
  • 1 (10 oz) can Old El Paso red enchilada sauce
  • Toppings: olives, cilantro, sour cream, tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. For extra crispy tater tots, bake tater tots for about 10 minutes while preparing the beef mixture - otherwise prepare as follows.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the beef and the onion. Add the garlic towards the end of the browning process and cook for 1 minute. Drain.
  3. Add the green chiles, taco seasoning mix, black beans, corn, and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir together to combine. If your skillet isn’t big enough you may need to stir it together in a bowl.
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared 9x13 pan. Arrange tater tots on top of the mixture in a single layer.
  5. Pour the enchilada sauce on top of the casserole as evenly as you can.
  6. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until tater tots are nice and crispy. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese on top and place back in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  7. Top with olives, cilantro, sour cream, tomatoes when serving if desired.
Notes
For extra crispy tater tots, bake tater tots for about 10 minutes while preparing the beef mixture.

I was compensated by Old El Paso for this post but all opinions are my own.

Tater Taco Casserole - A Mexican mixture of taco meat, beans, corn, and cheese topped with tater tots and enchilada sauce. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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  1. Umm well this looks to die for! Tots are one of my all time favorite guilty pleasures so definitely want to try this but with veggie meat for me!
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  2. hey girl I would so love this! Yummy!

  3. This looks delicious! Wonderful comfort food!

  4. This looks delicious! I could eat this right now!!

  5. What a fun pie recipe!

  6. Alicia Singer says:

    I made for dinner last night, and it was to die for! Definitely will make this again. Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. We had this for supper tonight and really enjoyed it. Will definitely be having it again.

  8. This looks amazing!! Definitely something I’m going to have to try.

  9. Have you ever tried freezing this? If so, how did it go? I am always looking for new recipes that freeze well for busy nights (or nights I don’t feel like cooking!!).

  10. I see corn in the photos of the finished meal but there is no corn listed in the ingredients. Am I missing something? It looks like the corn would be a delicious add in so I just wanted to see how much I should add. Thank you!

  11. Delrae Gerdes says:

    Looks yummy! Going to try it tonight – just bought ingredients. 🙂

  12. Trying this tonight but leaving out the green chilies (no one likes them) and substituting pinto beans for the black beans.

  13. Does this reheat okay? Looking for something to make for when my company celebrates “National Taco Day” and would need to make it the day before. Thanks!

  14. I discovered this recipe on Pinterest a few months ago and it is my family’s new favorite dinner, they request it often. I think I’ve made it at least once a month since first trying it. Thank you for sharing!

  15. Christine Titus says:

    Super simple and delicious casserole! Everyone loved it. I mean of course they did! What’s not to love? Tacos and Tater Tots, it’s like they were made for each other.

  16. I’m making this for the second time tonight, we love it! Made it for a group who can be picky and it was devoured the first time. Also, one of those rare recipes that doesn’t need any tweeking, thanks for sharing!

  17. Can’t wait to try this! Looks delicious!

  18. This looked so great! So as a cook, I changed it for my taste. Instead of the corn and beans, because I feel corn overwhelms the flavors, I substituted a cup of minute rice. I also added a can of diced tomatoes. Then did everything else, baked for the entire 40 minutes. It was amazing!!! . One of my new found favorite casseroles! As a finish I also added shredded lettuce and salsa. Kind of like a tater total enchilada!!

  19. This sounds so good! But unfortunately, I am not a big fan of tater tots. Do you think there is a different topper for this that would still work just as well?

  20. Hi! This looks so good! I am planning on making it this week and am wondering if you’ve ever tried making it ahead of time and then popping it into the oven when ready to eat? I didn’t know if that would work with this recipe or not?! Thanks in advance!

  21. This is seriously good! Going in my recipe rotation for sure. I used 1 pouch of Frontera red enchilada sauce and Simply Organic spicy taco seasoning. Next time I will definitely follow the tip and pre-bake the tater tots so they are a little crunchier. I might try ground turkey also to share with my sister and she doesn’t eat red meat. This really is a delicious casserole!

  22. Yet another dinner from you that has been devoured by my picky eaters!!!! Super simple to make. The hardest part was trying to stop myself from eating the rest of it!

    Taking it to work tonight so I can enjoy it again 🙂

  23. This sounds amazing! I was just wondering if a can of corn work instead of the frozen corn?

  24. Made this for the poker guys…..they loved it! Two of them even asked for the recipe! I did bake my tots first and also added a can of Rotel tomatoes to the mixture…..a keeper for sure!!!