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Crockpot Taco Tater Tot Casserole

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This Crockpot Taco Tater Tot Casserole combines the best things in life, tacos, and Tater Tots to create an irresistible meal that you will want to add to your meal plan for Taco Tuesday or any day of the week for that matter! 

crockpot taco tater tot casserole

Crockpot Taco Tater Tot Casserole

I am a huge fan of tacos! I seriously could eat them every single night as you can tell with our Taco Balls recipe, Dorito Taco Salad, and all our other taco dishes. The other day I was craving tacos and tater tots so I decided to create this deconstructed taco recipe and then top it with tater tots and cheese, meet Crockpot Taco Tater Tot Casserole. 

crockpot taco tater tot casserole

This recipe combines the taco flavors you love with crispy tater tots. It is literally heaven in your mouth as you eat! But don’t take my word for it, add this to your meal plan this week!  

How to Make Crockpot Taco Tater Tot Casserole

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef has browned and crumbled. Drain well and return to the skillet.
  • To the meat, add the black beans, salsa, and taco seasoning, stirring well.
  • Spread half of the tater tots onto the bottom of the slow cooker liner. Then, add the ground beef mixture followed by another layer of tater tots.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.  
  • With 30 minutes of cooking time remaining, add the cheese over the tater tots.
  • Prior to serving, top with chopped cilantro
  • Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa if desired.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • I love using black beans in this recipe, but you can easily swap them out for kidney or pinto beans, just be sure to rinse them first. 
  • Swap out the ground beef for a ground turkey for a healthier option. 
  • The tater tots won’t get really crispy. If you want them to be really crispy remove the stoneware insert from your crockpot and put it in your oven for a few minutes on broil. Your tater tots will crisp right up! Just be sure it is oven safe beforehand. 
  • Slow cooker liners are your best friend for easy cleanup, especially with this dish. It saves you all kinds of scrubbing! 

Make Ahead

It is best if you make this dish the day you want to enjoy it. But if you want to simplify the prep work you can cook the ground beef the night before and store it in your fridge. Keep it in the fridge until you are ready to use it in the recipe. 

crockpot taco tater tot casserole

Storage

If you have leftovers, you will want to store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

What can I serve with this dish?

We love to eat chips and salsa and chips and guacamole with this recipe.

Try these other great crockpot dishes!

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Sweedish Meatballs

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cookeer Chicken and Gravy

crockpot taco tater tot casserole

Crockpot Taco Tater Tot Casserole

This Crockpot Taco Tater Tot Casserole combines the best things in life, tacos, and Tater Tots to create an irresistible meal that you will want to add to your meal plan for Taco Tuesday or any day of the week for that matter!

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 oz) jar salsa
  • 1 1 oz packet (about 2 tablespoons) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (32 oz) bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 cup shredded fiesta blend cheese
  • Cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

    1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef has browned and crumbled. Drain well and return to the skillet.
    2. To the meat, add the black beans, salsa, and taco seasoning, stirring well.
    3. Spread half of the tater tots onto the bottom of the slow cooker liner. Then, add the  ground beef mixture followed by another layer of tater tots.
    4. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.  
    5. With 30 minutes of cooking time remaining, add the cheese over the tater tots.
    6. Prior to serving, top with chopped cilantro.
    7. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 672Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 1910mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 59g

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Michael Rogers

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Can I make this in a big pot in the oven for a double amount. If so what temp. and time tks. Made it your way was very good. Need to make more for a get together. Tks agin