Taco Tater Tot Hotdish
Nobody will even miss the taco shells in this Taco Tater Tot Hotdish when they see perfectly browned tater tots staring back at them, covered in melty cheese!
I always know when the season is changing from summer to fall. Our days dwindle in daylight and the temperatures start to fall. My body starts to crave more comfort foods, and we use the outdoor grill less and the oven and stove top more.
Now I’m not saying I’m a fan of leaving summer behind, because I’m definitely not. But I will admit to liking the comfort that a steaming hotdish brings to our table come fall and winter.
This Taco Tater Tot Hotdish is yet one more riff on my famous Tater Tot Hotdish (with and without canned soup) and its awesome follow-up recipe of Kicked-Up Tater Tot Hotdish. Only this newest recipe has a tomato base, which makes its flavor completely unlike the others. If you are a taco fan (aren’t we all?!), you’re going to love this Taco Tater Tot Hotdish!
* This is a sponsored post, created in partnership with Red Gold®.
I am so honored to be partnering again this year with Red Gold. Right now Red Gold is busy, busy, busy bringing in their tomatoes that have been sustainably grown on 50 family farms. The tomatoes are the very highest quality with wonderful fresh flavor. I’m always amazed at how fresh they really do taste, straight from the can.
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This Taco Tater Tot Hotdish is a meal that not only nourishes the body, but also the spirit. Tacos are always a favorite meal at our house, and the flavors transfer in a most excellent way to this hotdish. Nobody will even miss the taco shells when they see perfectly browned tater tots staring back at them, covered in melty cheese. Set out some sour cream and taco sauce, and dig in!
Taco Tater Tot Hotdish
Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time:40 minutes
Calories per serving: 491
- 1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
- 1 large red bell pepper, diced
- half of a large yellow onion, diced
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (1 to 1.25 oz.) package your favorite taco seasoning mix
- 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 c. fresh or frozen corn kernels
- 1 small can sliced black olives, drained, divided
- 1 (14.5 oz.) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
- 1 (14.5 oz.) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes
- kosher salt, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 12 oz. shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
- 1 (28 to 32 oz.) package frozen tater tots
- Optional toppings and condiments: chopped cilantro, chopped green onions, sliced black olives, taco sauce, sour cream
Be sure to check out the other tasty recipes I have created using Red Gold tomatoes…
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