'Our family lives and works on a ranch,' remarks Ronna Lewis from Plains, Kansas. 'I like to fix this nicely seasoned casserole ahead of time and freeze it for later use. It's good with a tossed salad or nacho chips and dip.'

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add corn and soup; mix well.

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  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Arrange Tater Tots in a single layer over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are crispy and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

635 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 42.1g; fat 43.6g; cholesterol 101mg; sodium 1215.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (68)

Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2007
We really love this casserole. I make a couple changes to suit our tastes though. I arrange the tater tots into rows so that there isn't any space in between them. Then I spread a 16oz container of sour cream on top of the tots before I bake it and sprinkle on some shredded cheddar cheese and sliced olives during the last 5 minutes or so. With these changes it's one of our favorites! Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2008
This was pretty good. I used black beans and rice instead of ground beef because I'm a vegetarian. I spread a layer of sour cream, cheddar cheese, and black olives under the tator tots and served the finished casserole topped with salsa. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
What a wonderful dish! Both my husband and I loved this. I made a few changes for personal taste. We don't care for onions in our house so I substituted the onions for 1/2 t. onion powder to add flavor. My grocery store doesn't sell the nacho cheese soup, so I used a can of cheddar cheese soup and to add flavor I chopped 1 heaping T. of sliced jalapenos and used a 4.5 oz. can of diced green chilies. I added these to the beef mixture at the same time as the taco seasoning. I only used 1/2 c. water since the green chilies are a bit "watery". I did have to bake this for an extended amount of time. After baking for 55 minutes and the tater tots were STILL not browned I upped the temperature to 450, baked for another 10 minutes and they came out lovely, nice and brown and crunchy! YUM! I then topped it with 8 oz. shredded Mexican blend cheese as soon as it came out of the oven, then served with salsa and sour cream! It was delicious! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2008
Too spicy for the kids. Will use Cheese soup not nacho next time. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2007
I really liked this! I used cheddar cheese soup instead and also put sour cream on top along with shredded cheddar cheese. I thought it needed something, so I put salsa on the individual servings for those that wanted it. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
Amazing! I was vacationing for a week and the group made me make it 2x! Used cream of cheddar soup, added Mexican corn and a can of tomatoes w/ chillies. The best part was we diced up some jalapeño peppers and threw them in. I let it cook for 35 minutes and then broiled for 5. Then threw on the extra cheese. Mmmmmm Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2010
This isn't exactly gourmet, but my family and I thought it was delicious. It was also very quick and easy to make. I found that if you want the tater tots to get crispy and brown you should follow the baking directions on the package of tater tots rather than the directions given in the recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2011
Pretty good stuff. Super easy to make. I would definitely suggest following the tater tot baking instructions. I baked it at 450 for 20 minutes and the tots were perfect. I then pulled it out of the oven, put some shredded cheese on top, then put it back in for a few minutes to melt. The kids loved it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2007
Needs jazzing up. 1 1/2 lbs of meat,instead of 2 lbs. Salsa added to recipe would help a lot. Top with sour cream. Read More
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