Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tater Tot Nachos

It’s no secret that Joe and I love Mexican food, and that we eat it frequently. On nights that I plan for Mexican food, though, I usually always have to have a back-up meal in place for Andrew and Will. Their relationship with Mexican food is kind of up and down. Sometimes they love something I make (this Mexican sour cream rice is always a hit with them), but often, they take one bite of the dish I put in front of them and refuse to eat the rest. I didn’t like Mexican food much myself when I was a kid, so I’m hoping this is just a phase and that they’ll grow out of it.

The night I served these tater tot nachos, though, they had no qualms about chowing down. They love tater tots, and would probably eat them if they were covered with dirt (really, they are boys; I wouldn’t doubt that they’d actually eat something covered with dirt). As for Joe and me, we loved these too. Sometimes it’s just really fun to eat like a kid.

Tater Tot Nachos
adapted from Real Mom Kitchen

1 24-ounce package tater tots
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 packet taco seasoning
Shredded lettuce
Shredded cheese
Sour cream

1. Prepare tater tots according to package directions.

2. While the tater tots cook, brown ground beef with onion and taco seasoning in a skillet until no longer pink; drain.

3. To serve, place tater tots on a plate and top with the meat mixture followed by lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa.


Cooksploratrice said...

What a lovely simple concept.
I love this idea. My kids love Mexican food and they will gobble this up.

Cooksploratrice (www.cooksploratrice.com)

Allison said...

What a great idea.

I love that you, as a food blogger, aren't afraid to post recipes like this. I always know that when I read things on your blog they're good for real families. :)