Easy Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

If you’re looking for a flavorful meal that combines Mexican cuisine with comfort food, then look no further than this delicious Mexican Tater Tot Casserole recipe!

mexican tater tot casserole

I enjoy making casseroles with tater tots and this Mexican-inspired recipe does not disappoint!

meat mixture in skillet

What I really like about casserole recipes like this one is how customizable they are. You can pretty much add or substitute any ingredient you want.

meat mixture in baking dish

This casserole is packed full of flavors thanks to the spices, beans, chilies, and that crispy layer of golden tater tots and melted cheese.

frozen tater tots in baking dish

Some of the substitutions you can make to this delicious casserole recipe include using lean ground turkey instead of ground beef.

casserole fresh out of the oven

If you don’t want to use Green Chilies you can substitute for a Green Bell Pepper. I’ve also made this tater tot casserole by adding some diced tomatoes.

mexican tater tot casserole

You will need the following ingredients to make this Mexican Tater Tot Casserole recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Lean Ground Beef, Yellow Onion, Taco Seasoning, Green Chilies, Black Beans, Frozen Corn, Red Enchilada Sauce, Mexican Blend Cheese, Frozen Tater Tots and optionally some Fresh Cilantro and Sour Cream for garnish.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Add the ground beef and the onion to a skillet and cook until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the taco seasoning, green chilies, black beans, frozen corn and the enchilada sauce to the meat mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Cook for another 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the meat mixture and stir until blended.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Place the tater tots evenly over the top of the meat mixture.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and add the remaining cup of cheese over the top. Bake another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  9. Optionally garnish with fresh cilantro and sour cream.

Printable Recipe Card

mexican tater tot casserole

Easy Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

If you're looking for a flavorful meal that combines Mexican cuisine with comfort food, then look no further than this delicious Mexican Tater Tot Casserole recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 781 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Dish (9 x 13)
  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 oz Taco Seasoning
  • 4 oz Green Chilies, diced
  • 15 oz Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14 oz Frozen Corn
  • 10 oz Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 3 Cups Mexican Blend Cheese, divided
  • 32 oz Frozen Tater Tots
  • Fresh Cilantro, optional
  • Sour Cream, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside.
  • Add the ground beef and the onion to a skillet and cook until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add the taco seasoning, green chilies, black beans, frozen corn and the enchilada sauce to the meat mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Cook for another 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the meat mixture and stir until blended.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Place the tater tots evenly over the top of the meat mixture.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, add the remaining cup of cheese over the top. Bake another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Optionally garnish with fresh cilantro and sour cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 781kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 42gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1930mgPotassium: 1158mgFiber: 14gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1141IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 420mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Dianne says:

    This tater tot casserole is so yummy. Loved it as did my family.