Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole

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Who doesn’t like tasty food? Our family has been eating Taco Tater Tot Casserole for years. We don’t know about you, but we can get pretty excited about food. This is one of those recipes that you should make not just once but often because it’s that good.

Here is my version of the famous Taco Tater Tot Casserole. Made with ground beef, corn, taco seasoning and spices it is filled with tater tots and heated through a pan. it’s filling and satisfying, making it a good meal for anyone!

How to Prepare Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole?

Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole is a delightful combination of ingredients that come together to create a symphony of flavors. Let’s take a look at the ingredients and step-by-step directions to prepare this mouthwatering dish.

Ingredients for Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole:

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 1 1/4 ounce package taco seasoning
  • 1 8 ounces package cheddar cheese
  • 1 15 ounces can corn, drained
  • 1 32 ounces package tater tots
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can Fiesta nacho cheese soup

Directions for Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. In a large skillet, brown the lean ground beef over medium heat. Once the beef is cooked, drain any excess fat.

3. Stir in the taco seasoning and the required amount of water according to the package instructions. Simmer the beef and seasoning mixture for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend together.

4. Add the drained corn and Fiesta nacho cheese soup to the skillet. Mix well, ensuring that all the ingredients are evenly combined.

5. Transfer the beef mixture into a 9×13-inch baking pan, spreading it evenly to cover the bottom.

6. Arrange the tater tots on top of the beef mixture, creating a layer of crispy goodness.

7. Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 35 minutes or until the tater tots turn golden brown and crispy.

8. Once the casserole is cooked, remove it from the oven and sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the tater tots. Return the dish to the oven for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and become gooey.

9. Your Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole is now ready to be served! For an extra burst of flavor, garnish it with a dollop of ketchup or drizzle some taco sauce on top.

Tips for Making the Perfect Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole:

– Experiment with different types of cheese to add variety to the casserole. Monterey Jack, Colby, or a blend of Mexican cheeses can all be excellent choices.

– To make the casserole spicier, add some diced jalapeños or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the beef mixture.

– For a healthier twist, consider using ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef.

– Feel free to customize the toppings according to your preferences. Sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, or chopped green onions can all make excellent additions.

– Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated the next day for a quick and satisfying meal.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the casserole in advance and refrigerate it before baking. When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply follow the baking instructions and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Absolutely! Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole freezes well. Allow the casserole to cool completely, then portion it into airtight containers or freezer bags. When you’re ready to enjoy the frozen leftovers, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven until heated through.

Can I substitute the beef with a vegetarian alternative?

Certainly! If you prefer a vegetarian version, you can replace the ground beef with plant-based crumbles or cooked lentils for a protein-packed alternative.

What can I serve with Victory’s Taco Tater Tot Casserole?

This casserole is a complete meal on its own, but you can serve it with a side of crisp green salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded dinner.

Victory's Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 1 1/4 ounce package taco seasoning
  • 1 8 ounces package cheddar cheese
  • 1 15 ounces can corn, drained
  • 1 32 ounces package tater tots
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can Fiesta nacho cheese soup

Instructions
 

  • Brown beef drain.
  • Stir in taco seasoning and water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add corn soup put in 9 x 13 pan and top with tater tots.
  • Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
  • Take out top with cheese put back in the oven for 5 minutes or till cheese is melted.
  • Add ketchup or taco sauce when served tastes very good enjoy.

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