Tator Tot Taco Casserole

We’re fans of the Tator Tot Casserole and we’re also big fans of Tacos, so when I came across THIS I had to try it.  IT was delicious!  Thanks allrecipes.com I’m loving a new good casserole.

Tator Tot Taco Casserole

1 lb. ground beef

1 small onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 packet taco seasoning mix

1 (16oz) bag frozen corn

1 (12 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 bell pepper, cut into small pieces

2 cups  shredded Mexican cheese blend

1 package (16 oz) frozen tator tots

1 (12 oz) can enchilada sauce

In a skillet brown the beef.  Add in the taco seasoning, corn, drained beans, onion, garlic, and bell pepper.  Cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring occassionaly.  Pour in about half the enchilada suace in the bottom of a 9×13 pan.  Then pour the meat mixture and tator tots over the sauce.  Mix up a bit and pour cheese on top.  Pour remaining sauce over it all.  You can freezer or refrigerate it at this point if you’d like to save it for later.  Otherwise, bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Happy cooking!

Taco Seasoning

If you can buy it at a store you can make it in your home, and it will end up healthier and taste better.  Taco Seasoning is a great thing to make in bulk and store in containers for whenever you need it.  I save my empty spice bottles and the lids so that I can refill them with homemade seasoning ‘packets’.  This bottle is a double batch of this taco seasoning.  The recipe can be found HERE. It’s deliciously awesome!

Taco Seasoning

1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Mix it all together and store in an airtight container. Voila!