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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tater Tot Taco Salad

I ran across this recipe one night when I was preparing my 2 week menu. My family isn't a big fan of tater tots but we all love anything with a mexican theme...so I thought we would give it a try. I think one of the key things to make this recipe its best is to "deep fry" the tater tots instead of baking them. This way the tater tots will be crispy instead of soft and soggy. I love the simpleness of this recipe and how quick it makes up. I had all the ingredients and didn't even have to make a stop at the store...which is always a bonus. Everyone in my family thought dinner was a hit and voted that we make Tater Tot Taco Salad again sometime. Hope your family enjoys it as well!

Tater Tot Taco Salad

4 c. frozen Tater Tots
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 pkg. (or more depending on your taste) taco seasoning
1c. or more of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c. sliced black olives (my family doesn't like olives so we didn't use them)
shredded lettuce
taco sauce
sour cream
chopped tomatoes
chopped onion

Deep fry tater tots according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until it's no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. To serve Tater Tot Taco Salad, put tater tots on a plate, top with meat, cheese, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, taco sauce, onion, salsa and sour cream.

Happy Cooking~

1 comment:

  1. jolynn mccormickMay 22, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Looks yummy! I am trying this tonight! Thanks!