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Taco Tater Tot Casserole Recipe for Two

Taco Tater Tot Casserole

This homemade Taco Tater Tot Casserole for two features homemade taco seasoning with ground beef, black beans, tater tots, and enchilada sauce topped with gooey melted Colby Jack cheese.

You may already have most of the seasonings in your pantry or spice rack.

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This dish makes two very generous individual servings and is quite filling!

Try it for lunch, dinner, or a romantic date night meal.

How to make Taco Tater Tot Casserole:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Dice the onion.

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Coat two 20 ounce baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Click for oven safe 20 ounce baking dishes.

Cook the onion and ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until completely browned, about 5 minutes.

cooking ground beef and onion for tater tot casserole

In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cornstarch.

To the skillet with the ground beef, add in the garlic, homemade seasoning mix, and black beans. Cook and stir another 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

cooking ground beef, onion, black beans, and spices in a skillet

Combine the ground beef mixture in a large bowl with the tater tots.

ground beef, black bean, and tater tot mixture in a bowl

Stir in about 1/2 of the Colby Jack cheese and mix slightly to combine.

ground beef, black beans, tater tot, and colby jack cheese mixed in a bowl

Pour about 1/3 of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the two prepared baking dishes, divided evenly.

Add the tater tot and ground beef mixture to the two baking dishes, divided evenly.

ground beef, black beans, tater tot, and colby jack cheese mixture pressed into two baking dishes

Lightly pat the mixture down into a solid, even layer in each dish.

Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the tater tot layer, divided evenly.

ground beef, black beans, tater tot, and colby jack cheese mixture topped with enchilada sauce in two baking dishes

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Sprinkle the remaining Colby Jack cheese over the casseroles, divided evenly, and return to oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes more.

baked taco tater tot casserole topped with melted cheese in two baking dishes

Garnish with diced green onion if desired.

Taco Tater Tot Casserole Recipe for Two

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Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Taco Tater Tot Casserole

This homemade Taco Tater Tot Casserole for two features homemade taco seasoning with ground beef, black beans, tater tots, and enchilada sauce topped with gooey melted Colby Jack cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 12 ounces canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces frozen tater tots
  • 6 ounces canned enchilada sauce
  • Green onion (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Dice the onion.
  3. Coat two 20 ounce baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Click for oven safe 20 ounce baking dishes.
  4. Cook the onion and ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until completely browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cornstarch.
  6. To the skillet with the ground beef, add in the garlic, homemade seasoning mix, and black beans. Cook and stir another 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  7. Combine the ground beef mixture in a large bowl with the tater tots.
  8. Stir in about 1/2 of the Colby Jack cheese and mix slightly to combine.
  9. Pour about 1/3 of the enchilada sauce into the bottom of the two prepared baking dishes, divided evenly.
  10. Add the tater tot and ground beef mixture to the two baking dishes, divided evenly.
  11. Lightly pat the mixture down into a solid, even layer in each dish.
  12. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the tater tot layer, divided evenly.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  14. Sprinkle the remaining Colby Jack cheese over the casseroles, divided evenly, and return to oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes more.
  15. Garnish with diced green onion if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 960 Saturated Fat: 24g Cholesterol: 143mg Sodium: 2676mg Carbohydrates: 70g Fiber: 16g Sugar: 7g Protein: 49g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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