Preheat your oven to the package directions for your tater tots.
Cut open your bag/s of tater tots and start lining them up on your baking sheets or stones. You’ll want to line up your tater tots end to end to be able to fill every space available on your baking sheets or stones.
Bake your tater tots according to the manufacturer’s directions on the bag, but subtract 10 minutes from the cook time because they will be baking with the meat and cheese again.
While the tater tots are cooking, brown your ground beef on the stove with a large skillet and rubber spatula. Cook the meat until cooked thoroughly, drain, and then prepare with your desired taco seasoning according to the package directions.
Once tater tots are finished, take them out of the oven and set on the stove or counter top. They will be browned, somewhat crisp, but still a little soft (and most importantly able to be cooked further without burning).
Gently start adding the taco meat to the tops of the tater tots using your rubber spatula or you can also opt to use a slotted spoon.
Begin with a little at a time to ensure you coat the tater tots evenly. You also want to be gentle as to not smoosh or smash the tots by pressing too hard.
Be sure to cover the tots entirely with meat. You can use the end of your rubber spatula to ensure it is evenly placed. Ideally you want the tops of the tots completely covered.
Cover the meat and tots with shredded cheese.
Place the baking sheets/stones back into the oven for at least ten minutes if not more.
When the Beef Totchos are ready, the cheese should be thoroughly melted and ooey-gooey and definitive sizzling happening.
Use a flat spatula to serve!
Top your Beef Totchos with your desired taco/nacho toppings and enjoy!
Beef Totchos Recipe - Tater Tot Nachos https://crazyadventuresinparenting.com/2020/03/beef-totchos-tater-tot-nachos.html March 26, 2020