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Tater Tot Taco Casserole

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Step by step on how to make Tater Tot Taco Casserole.
Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper powder To Taste
  Onion 1 Small, diced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Taco seasoning mix 1 Ounce
  Canned mexican style corn 16 Ounce, frozen
  Canned black beans 12 Ounce, rinsed and drained
  Mexican cheese blend 12 Ounce, shredded (1/2 cup for topping)
  Tater tots 16 Ounce, frozen
  Enchilada sauce 12 Fluid Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

MAKING
2. In a wide bottom pan on medium high, add the beef and season it with salt and pepper. Mix well and stir fry for about 10 - 12 minutes or until the beef is cooked and has turned brown. Once the beef is cooked and browned nicely, drain off the excess fat and set it back on the heat.
3. Add onions, garlic, taco seasoning mix and stir fry for about 1 minute on medium heat.
4. Add black beans, corn and mix well. Cook this for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, switch off the heat.
5. Add in the tater tots, 1 cup of the cheese blend and mix well.
6. Take a baking dish, pour in about 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom and spread it evenly.
7. Add in the beef-tater tot mixture and spread it around evenly in the dish.
8. Pour in the remaining enchilada sauce over the beef-tater tot mixture and bake it in the oven for 375 degrees F for 40 minutes.
9. After 40 minutes, remove the dish and top with some of the cheese blend over the mixture and bake it for another 5 minutes in the oven or until the cheese has melted.
10. Once done, remove and get ready to serve.

SERVING
11. Serve this Tater Tot Taco Casserole hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Casserole
Occasion: 
New Year
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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