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Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

This Tex Mex Tater Tot Casserole recipe is on repeat at our house year round. This tater tot casserole is packed with lean ground beef, black beans, corn, green chilies, diced tomatoes, then covered in a red enchilada sauce and topped with crispy tater tots! It’s simple to make and perfect for those busy weeknights! 

Makes 8 servings

This Tex Mex Tater Tot Casserole is my absolute favorite tater tot recipe. I love everything, from the juicy and flavorful lean ground beef to the black beans, corn, and green chilies, topped with crispy tater tots. 

This is perfect comfort food at its finest, and I swear on everything that it is on repeat at our house year-round. And if you know me, then you know how much I love quick comfort foods! The best part about this recipe is that it takes less than an hour from start to finish, so it’s perfect for those busy weeknights when we all need a little extra fuel in our tank from one day to the next!

What ingredients do I need to make this Tex Mex Tater Tot Casserole?

  • Lean ground beef– I like to use 96% Laura’s Lean ground beef. You could also use ground turkey or chicken, if you desire.
  • Onion-diced 
  • Taco seasoning 
  • Green chiles-not drained.
  • Crushed or diced tomatoes– not drained.
  • Black beans– rinsed and drained
  • Frozen corn 
  • Red enchilada sauce– I like to use Rosarita Enchilada Sauce.
  • Frozen tater tots– I like to use Ore-Ida Tater Tots.
  • Cilantro-optional garnish-finely chopped
  • Green onions-optional garnish-chopped 

How do I make this Tex Mex Tater Tot Casserole?

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Add the ground beef and the onion to a 12-inch skillet, brown meat until thoroughly cooked. Drain off excess fat and return to the stove. 


Add the taco seasoning, green chiles, black beans, frozen corn, and enchilada sauce.

Stir in tomatoes and continue stirring until well combined. Cook for another two minutes so the flavors can marinate. 

Pour into the baking dish and spread evenly.

Place tater tots evenly over top.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven.

Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Garnish with green onions, cilantro, if desired.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef-you could also use ground turkey or chicken.
  • 1 medium onion, diced 
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning 
  • 1 ( 4 oz.) can green chiles
  • 1 ( 15 oz.) crushed or diced tomatoes 
  • 1 ( 15.5 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ( 12 oz.) bag frozen corn 
  • 1 ( 10 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 4 cups ( or about 20 oz.) frozen tater tots
  • Cilantro, optional garnish-finely chopped
  • Green onions, optional garnish-chopped 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add the ground beef and the onion to a 12-inch skillet, brown meat until thoroughly cooked. Drain off excess fat and return to the skillet. 
  3. Add the taco seasoning, green chiles, black beans, frozen corn, tomatoes, and enchilada sauce.
  4. Stir until well combined. Cook for another two minutes so the flavors can marinate. 
  5. Pour into the baking dish and spread evenly. Place tater tots evenly over top.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Garnish with green onions, cilantro, if desired. Top with non fat Greek yogurt or sour cream, for additional points.
  8. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. This casserole freezes great, so double the batch and save one for later! Thaw the casserole overnight in the fridge when ready to cook.

Makes 8 ( 1 cup) servings

4-8 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

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Yield: 8

Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

This Tex Mex Tater Tot Casserole recipe is on repeat at our house year round. This tater tot casserole is packed with lean ground beef, black beans, corn, green chilies, diced tomatoes, then covered in a red enchilada sauce and topped with crispy tater tots! It's simple to make and perfect for those busy weeknights! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef-you could also use ground turkey or chicken.
  • 1 medium onion, diced 
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning 
  • 1 ( 4 oz.) can green chiles
  • 1 ( 15 oz.) crushed or diced tomatoes 
  • 1 ( 15.5 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ( 12 oz.) bag frozen corn 
  • 1 ( 10 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 4 cups ( or about 20 oz.) frozen tater tots
  • Cilantro, optional garnish-finely chopped
  • Green onions, optional garnish-chopped 

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. Add the ground beef and the onion to a 12-inch skillet, brown meat until thoroughly cooked. Drain off excess fat and return to the skillet. 
    3. Add the taco seasoning, green chiles, black beans, frozen corn, tomatoes, and enchilada sauce.
    4. Stir until well combined. Cook for another two minutes so the flavors can marinate. 
    5. Pour into the baking dish and spread evenly. Place tater tots evenly over top.
    6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before serving,
    7. Garnish with green onions, cilantro, if desired. Top with non fat Greek yogurt or sour cream, for additional points.

    Makes 8 ( 1 cup) servings

    4-8 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 8 smartpoints per serving BLUE/PURPLE: 6 smartpoints per serving if using 96% lean ground beef or 4 smartpoints per serving if using 99% ground turkey.

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. This casserole freezes great, so double the batch and save one for later! Thaw the casserole overnight in the fridge when ready to cook.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 41gNet Carbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 19g

Maelea

Monday 5th of September 2022

I had some red peppers going bad soon, so I chopped them up and threw in with the veggies. Yum! Thank you for these awesome recipes.

Denise

Thursday 25th of August 2022

I can’t wait to make this it looks so good and easy, thanks for sharing.

Shelley

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Has anyone tried this with the cauliflower tator tots? I'm not a fan of them but thinking if its mixed with other things they might not be too bad???

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