TATER TACO CASSEROLE

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (4 oz) can Old El Paso diced green chiles
  • 1 (1 oz) package Old El Paso taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (12 oz) package frozen corn
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 (28 oz) package frozen tater tots
  • 1 (10 oz) can Old El Paso red enchilada sauce
  • Toppings: olives, cilantro, sour cream, tomatoes

INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. For extra crispy tater tots, bake tater tots for about 10 minutes while preparing the beef mixture – otherwise prepare as follows.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the beef and the onion. Add the garlic towards the end of the browning process and cook for 1 minute. Drain.
  3. Add the green chiles, taco seasoning mix, black beans, corn, and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir together to combine. If your skillet isn’t big enough you may need to stir it together in a bowl.
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared 9×13 pan. Arrange tater tots on top of the mixture in a single layer.
  5. Pour the enchilada sauce on top of the casserole as evenly as you can.
  6. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until tater tots are nice and crispy. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese on top and place back in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  7. Top with olives, cilantro, sour cream, tomatoes when serving if desired.
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