I am a South Dakota girl. As they say you can take the girl out of SD but you can’t take the SD out of the girl. I love tater tots. It is in my blood as a Midwesterner to want them at every turn, including on top of food, aka Hot Dish.
I am getting away from the point. While creating dishes to serve at your Super Bowl party, I knew that nachos had to be included. I was trying to think of a unique spin when it hit me. Totchos.
You can add anything to them that you like, just like nachos. Be creative. Have fun. They are, after all, Napoleon Dynamites favorite food too.
Yield: serves 6
Nachos using tater tots vs chips. How can it be wrong?
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
1 package Frozen Tater Tots (usually 24 ounces)
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crispy bacon, chopped up
1 - 15 ounce can drained and rinsed black beans
3 scallions, white and greens, sliced into pieces
Avocado or Guacamole
Jalapeno Pepper, pickled or fresh
Preheat the oven to the temperature on the tater tot package. On a large sheet pan, line with aluminum foil. Pour the tots onto the sheet pan. Sprinkle taco seasoning then toss together. Bake the tots 2 minutes longer than suggested.
Remove from the oven. Top with beans, bacon and cheese. Put back into the oven for 5 minutes or so until the cheese is melted.
Remove from the oven and place on a serving platter. Top with sour cream and place guacamole and salsa in dollops on top. Sprinkle with scallions and jalapeños if desired.