'Since I love potatoes and my husband and I both enjoy the flavor of tacos, this fun dish is a tasty meal-in-one for the two of us,' comments Eleanor Mielke (left with her husband, Tom) of Mitchell, South Dakota. 'It's not as messy as eating tacos...and the recipe can easily be doubled.'

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prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bake Tater Tots according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. Divide Tater Tots between two serving plates or bowls. Top with taco mixture, cheese, olives, lettuce, taco sauce and sour cream.

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Nutrition Facts

776 calories; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 38.1g; fat 57.9g; cholesterol 138.8mg; sodium 1617.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (105)

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
SO GOOD!!! I layered it... 9x13 baking dish A way to take it to a potluck....=D Crispy t tots on bottom meat next a thin layer of refried beans next shredded cheese (it will melt if all is hot or you could pop it in the oven at this point) Have your salad bar toppings ready spoon out meat layers & then top with tomatoes, shred lettuce, shredded cheese, olives,onions... whatever you love Next salsa or ranch or your fav dressing I top that with fresh cilantro. Everyone will want this recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
I made this for dinner yesterday and I made, what I thought, was too much to eat. But both my wife and I gobbled the whole thing up. I didn't have minature tater tots so I used the regular sized one. I think it would have been even better with the smaller ones. I also added some red onion and tomatoes. I added ranch dressing on mine but my wife thought the sour cream was perfect for her. This was a good healthy dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2007
This was pretty good. I would recommend making the beef as recommended on your taco-seasoning packet. I would also recommend using the tator tot crowns. I couldn't find minis either, and used regular which were a little too big for the toppings to stay on. Plus, the crowns are flat, so more stuff can stick to it. My hubby loved it and so did both kids. I'll happily be making this again and I'll be cooking up some crispy crown tator tots! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2009
Who would've thought tater tots for a taco salad? But it works! The thing that my hubby and I noticed off the bat is it isn't salty like it is when you use tortilla chips. I used Ore-Ida crowns (flat tots) which worked out nicely. I also used a lot of salsa instead of taco sauce and poured it over the top along with the sour cream. The salsa gave it the tomato chunks that would normally be in a taco salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2008
My family really liked this twist on the traditional taco salad (a staple meal in our home). Lighthouse has started making a salad dressing called jalapeno ranch. It is delicious--not too spicy. My 4 and 2 year old daughters like to dip veggies in it. We used this on the top of the taco tot salad and it was so yummy! I would suggest trying that too. We will use this recipe again. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2011
I could not find miniature tater tots so I used Crispy Crowns. Because my boys are big eaters, I used a whole pound of meat. I made my own taco seasoning as well. Two cups of tater tots were more than enough, according to my husband for four people. We'll, two small boys and him, anyway. They topped their Crispy Crowns with the meat, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, homemade salsa (instead of taco sauce), and a little reduced fat sour cream. It was a hit. Even the littlest went to town! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2007
very good..but I will use hash browns, sprayed the baking pan with oil and lightly spray the hash browns...then bake. Top with the rest of the fixings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2010
Loved it! Everybody loved it, especially the kids! It is important to get the tots super crispy and the more toppings the better! Definitely will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
Absolutely delicious! The combination of potatoes with taco fixings is surprisingly tasty. I couldn't get over how much better this was than traditional nachos. We now make this at least once a week. Husband adds refried beans to his. I add taco sauce to mine. We tell all our friends and family to try this recipe! Read More
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