The chili starter contains beans, chili powder, cumin, garlic, onion, and oregano, packing lots of flavor and keeping the ingredients list short.
Southern Living APRIL 2006
1. Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well, and return to skillet. Stir in chili starter, tomatoes, and corn.
2. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; top evenly with tots.
3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until tots are golden. Top with jalapeño slices.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bush's Chili Magic Chili Starter Traditional Recipe and Ore-Ida Tater Tots. To kick up the flavor, substitute 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes with jalapeños for petite diced tomatoes.
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