Tater tots are crispy on the exterior and soft and fluffy on the inside. They should be illegal with how crunchy and delicious they are. Believe it or not, these crispy nuggets of potato heaven have been around 69 years. The owners of Ore-Ida F. Nephi Grigg and Golden Grigg were searching for a way to maximize their profits by using residual pieces of potatoes leftover from making fries. After several experiments, they finally stumbled across the perfect recipe. They sliced the potatoes into small pieces, combined them with flour and seasoning, shaped them into small barrel-like nuggets, and fried them, and tater tots were born. Sixty-nine years later, tater tots are still taking the world by storm. You can enjoy tater tots for breakfast or use them to make a casserole. Instead of a plain old tater tot casserole, we jazzed things up by making a tater casserole.
This Tater Taco Casserole is a Mexican mixture of taco meat, beans, corn, and cheese topped with tater tots and enchilada sauce. First, ground beef and onions are sautéed until browned, garlic and spices are added, and it is cooked until it is fragrant. Next, Roma tomatoes, olives diced, green chilies, black beans, and corn are added along with enchilada sauce and sour cream. The ground beef mixture is then added to a baking dish topped with cheese and tater tots and baked until the tater tots are golden and crispy. Next, more cheese is added and baked until its melted and is delicious.
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- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 lb. lean Ground Beef
- 1 small White Onion, minced
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup sliced Green Olives
- 1 (4 oz) can of diced Green Chilies
- 1 (15 oz) can of Black Beans, rinsed, drained
- 1 1/2 cups (12 oz.) Frozen Corn thawed
- 1 (10 oz) can or 1 1/4 cups Gluten-Free Red Enchilada Sauce
- 1/4 cup Sour Cream
- 1 (28 oz) bag Frozen Tater Tots
- 2 cups shredded Mexican Shredded Cheese
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped Parsley
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