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Tater Tot Enchilada Bake


Tater tot casserole goes to Mexico with ground beef and enchilada sauce, and topped with cheese. Serve with a side of sour cream.

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped, about 2 cups
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pack taco or fajita seasoning, about 2 teaspoons
  • 2 cups tater tots, enough to cover dish
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese, or mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • Scallions or cilantro to garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Servings 8
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add diced onions and garlic to skillet. Cook until just tender. Remove to a bowl and set aside.

Add beef to skillet and cook until completely browned, add ½ pack of taco seasoning and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and drain away any drippings.

Add onions and garlic back to beef and stir to combine. Pour the can of enchilada sauce into the beef and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.

Transfer the enchilada mixture from the skillet into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Scatter the tater tots on top. sprinkle the cheese and top with black olives.

Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and tater tots are golden brown. Garnish with scallions or cilantro for added color. Serve warm while the cheese is gooey!

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