Loaded " Pro-tater" Tots


March 10, 2017 By:
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Prep:
20 minutes
Cook:
20 minutes
Serves:
8
No professional football party is complete without meat and potatoes. This dish may look quick and easy, but it tastes like you took all day to make it. The cheese keeps it all together while sour cream and smidgens of green onion lighten the flavor load. Tip: Get a good crisp on the tater tots so each bite will remain crunchy despite the wet toppings.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a pan, salt and brown ground beef. Add garlic, pepper, onion, cumin, nutmeg and Cajun seasoning and stir. Reduce heat to medium low and add marinara sauce and hot sauce. Let simmer on low heat while you prepare your tater tots.
  2. Follow Ore-ida directions on package for your oven settings. Add five minutes to cook time for crispier tater tots.
  3. While your tater tots are cooking, wash and chop green onions and set aside.
  4. Once tater tots are cooked, arrange them on a large platter. Sprinkle one bag cheddar cheese onto warm tater tots. Next, spoon on ground beef mixture. Sprinkle remaining bag of cheese atop ground beef.
  5. Top all of that with a few dollops of sour cream followed by chopped green onions and serve immediately.
  6. For an extra kick, sprinkle some of the Cajun seasoning atop sour cream before serving. Note: Rao's marinara sauce helps make the beef in this dish so special. It is pricey, but keep a close watch on Food Lion specials and sales for lower prices on this incredible sauce. If you must substitute, choose something like Prego or Newman's Own.