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Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

Taco night has never looked more Midwestern! This Mexican Tater Tot Casserole is sure to impress at a potluck, feed the whole family, and last you through the week as a meal prep.

Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

First things first, what is a Mexican tater tot casserole? It has been well established here at Jordo's World I will not shy away from a good casserole mash up. Mexican food is one of my absolute favorite types of cuisines, so I knew I eventually needed to create a casserole dedicated to it. The Mexican Tater Tot Casserole is a delicious mix of the famous Midwestern tater tot casserole with a Taco Tuesday flair. This taco tater tot casserole recipe is full of healthy, simple ingredients, crispy tater tots, and plenty of cheese to go around. 

Next time you're craving a hearty meal but short on time, this recipe will be your new bestie. With just 35 minutes of cook time, the entire family is going to love this great recipe. Think everything you need for taco night in a casserole but add a single layer of crispy tots to the top. You'll want seconds for sure!

Mexican tater tot casserole ingredients

The best part: the healthy ingredients that go into this easy casserole recipe.

  • tater tots rounds 
  • lean ground beef 
  • black beans 
  • corn
  • shredded Mexican cheese 
  • red enchilada sauce
  • low sodium taco seasoning mix
  • yellow onion

How to make Mexican tater tot casserole

I am all about easy recipes. Follow these simple instructions and your casserole will be cooking before you know it!

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking grease and set aside.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Add onion and ground beef.
  • Cook beef and onion until beef is brown and cooked through. Drain excess grease. Add taco seasoning and mix well.
  • Add the enchilada sauce, corn (drained), and black beans (drained) to the skillet. Mix until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle ½ of the cheese across the top.
  • Evenly distribute the tater tots across the top of the casserole. Add the remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 375 for 35 mins until golden brown.

Mexican tater tot casserole substitution ideas

  • Cheese: If you have a hankering for a lower fat option, use a low-fat cheddar cheese. 
  • Taco seasoning mix: If you don't have a packet of taco seasoning mix on hand, make your own! Here is a recipe I use all of the time. All you need is some chili powder and a few other pantry seasoning staples to get that great taco flavor.

How long does Mexican tater tot casserole last in the fridge?

Although there may not be many leftovers after you serve this amazing comfort food dish, the extras should last in the fridge for 5 days. You're all set for your weeknight dinners if you decide to meal prep this recipe! You could also split into individual servings, place in freezer bags, and it would double as a great freezer meal. 

How to meal prep this recipe

To meal prep, make according to instructions. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Split into 6 containers (one serving each) or store in a big container and serve as needed.

What toppings go well with this recipe

Here are some of my favorite taco toppings and sides to add in!

  • tortilla chips 
  • refried beans
  • bell peppers
  • fresh cilantro
  • black olives
  • ​green chilies 
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • green onions

Other delicious casserole ideas

Try out these other casseroles here at Jordo's World:

This is a picture of mexican tater tot casserole. There is a large white casserole dish filled with a layer of golden tater tots and topped with shredded mexican cheese. Underneath the tater tots there is a saucy mixture of meat, black beans, and corn.
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5 from 1 vote

Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

Taco night has never looked more Midwestern!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mexican tater tot casserole, tater tot casserole, tater tots
Servings: 6
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • casserole dish
  • skillet
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • 6 servings tater tots rounds (504 grams)
  • 1 lb 93% lean Ground beef (16 oz)
  • 1 can black beans drained (15 oz)
  • 1 can corn drained (15 oz)
  • ½ cup mexican cheese shredded (56 grams)
  • 1 can enchilada sauce (10 oz)
  • 1 packet low sodium taco seasoning
  • ½ yellow onion diced (about 1 cup chopped)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking grease and set aside.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Add onion and ground beef.
  • Cook onion and ground beef until beef is brown and cooked through. Drain excess grease. Add taco seasoning and mix well.
  • Add the enchilada sauce, corn (drained), and black beans (drained) to the skillet. Mix until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle ½ of the cheese across the top.
  • Evenly distribute the tater tots across the top of the casserole. Add the remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 375 for 35 mins.

Notes

  • To meal prep: Make according to instructions. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Split into 6 containers (one serving each) or store in a big container and serve as needed.
  • I used Ore-Ida Golden Crispy Crowns (round tater tots)
  • For a lower fat option, use low fat cheddar cheese
  • This recipe is gluten-free.
  • To track on MyFitnessPal and MacrosFirst: Search Jordo’s World + “Mexican Tater Tot Casserole”

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g
Recipe Rating




Tanya

Saturday 20th of January 2024

So good! Like the Mexican kick in the morning!!

Jamee

Saturday 20th of January 2024

This was warm and filling on a cold night. Directions were clear- my high school daughter made this for the 3 of us. And we had enough for lunches the next day!

Caitlin N.

Thursday 4th of January 2024

Wow! Amazing! We made it exactly as directed and it was delicious! Our toppings we used were sour cream, black olives, lettuce and taco sauce. It was great left overs too!