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Taco Tater Tot Casserole Recipe for Two

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.

Taco Tater Tot Casserole

 

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

 

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.

 

Coat two 20 ounce baking dishes with non-stick cooking spray. Click here 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 for Two in baking dishes
Taco Tater Tot Casserole
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
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.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: taco casserole, tater tot casserole
Servings: 2
Calories: 960 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 clove jarred 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 here 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.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Taco Tater Tot Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 960 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g 83%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 2676mg 112%
Potassium 1293mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 7g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 41.3%
Vitamin C 20.4%
Calcium 56%
Iron 44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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. This dish makes two very generous individual servings and is quite filling! Try it for lunch, dinner, or a romantic date night meal. #TaterTot #Casserole #TacoCasserole #Taco #DinnerForTwo #LunchForTwo #RecipesForTwo #beef #GroundBeef #MexicanFood

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