This, my friends, is what you should be serving for Super Bowl. Why? There are so many reasons.
First, it’s frikin delicious! Like the kind of delicious that keeps you coming back for just one more bite after bite, after bite. Think about your favorite gooey messy nachos from a restaurant only with crispy tater tots instead of chips. And besides, isn’t this what the Super Bowl is all about? Gorging ourselves on over the top junk food? Yes! Yes it is…. and football.
Second, it’s cheap. Seriously, tots, cheese, beef, and a few veggies. If you don’t have all these things in the fridge already, you can probably get the rest with a little pocket change. And for such a small price, you can make a ton! 5 people? 20 people? No problem!
Third, it’s filling! Like super filling. I had a small salad plate of it for dinner the other night and couldn’t finish it. Besides the fact that your guests won’t be hungry, it’ll help soak up all that beer to boot!
Forth, it’s versatile. I’m going to show you how I put mine together but really you can add what ever your favorite nacho toppings are. You could also easily set up a totcho bar so everyone could make their own! Yay!
Ok enough about reasons (as if the pictures weren’t enough) let talk logistics. I have a really great pico de gallo and guacamole recipe that go great with this, they are shared in the recipe below. I strongly recommend using a chunky pico de gallo instead of a salsa because the liquid will make the tots dissolve. In fact, I seed my tomatoes just to get rid of the excess liquid for this recipe. May I also suggest pickled jalapenos (hot or mild) instead of raw. They come in the most amazing vinegar juice that I use in both the beef and the pico de gallo. If you don’t like a lot of spice, go to the condiment section of your grocery store and look for Mezzetta Tamed jalapeno peppers. It’s my secret ingredient that makes this recipe, crazy good! As for the tots, cook them at least 10 minutes more than you normally would. You want them extra crispy since your slathering them with cheese and such.
So yeah! Totchos! It’s a thing! You should try it! Because yum!
- 6 cups frozen tater tots
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 jar pickled jalapenos (hot or tamed)
- Lime Juice or 1 fresh lime
- 15 oz queso/nacho cheese sauce
- Sour cream
- 6 tomatoes - seeded and diced
- 1/2 yellow onion - diced
- 1/2 bunch cilantro - chopped
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp jalapeno vinegar (from the jar)
- dash of salt
- 2 soft avocados
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- Cook tater tots according to package directions plus and additional 10 minutes to make them extra crispy.
- Meanwhile, make pico de gallo by mixing all the ingredients listed.
- Make guacamole by scooping out the avocado and mashing it with the other ingredients listed.
- Next cook the ground beef in a pan on medium heat with taco seasoning and 2 tbsp pickled jalapeno juice and 1 tbsp lime juice.
- Drain beef once cooked.
- Warm up queso/nacho cheese in a microwave safe bowl or in a pan on the oven.
- Assemble Totchos starting with a layer of tater tots, then add hot cheese sauce, beef, pico de gallo, pickled jalapenos, sour cream, and guacamole.