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Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Taco Tater Tots Casserole

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This Taco Tater Tots Casserole is simple to make, budget-friendly and a meal the whole family will enjoy. With all the flavors of a taco, this tater tot casserole goes great with a side salad for an easy meal. This 30-minute meal is perfect for a busy weeknight.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1 small to medium onion diced
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 2 pound bag Tater Tots potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 2.25 ounce can diced black olives
  • 1 cup green onion sliced

Instructions
 

  • Cook and brown ground beef and onion, until fully cooked and onion is tender. Drain off any excess fat. Add taco seasoning mix and stir in salsa.
  • Meanwhile, bake Tater Tots according to package directions. You could skip this step and place the frozen Tater Tots potatoes over the cooked beef. I prefer more crispy Tater Tots and think this simple extra step is worth the effort.
  • Place beef mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Spread it out evenly with a spoon. Cover with an even layer of Tater Tots. Top with cheese, black olives and green onion.
  • Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole is nicely browned on top. Serve with additional salsa and some sour cream.
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