Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour
Makes 8 servings

The chili starter contains beans, chili powder, cumin, garlic, onion, and oregano, packing lots of flavor and keeping the ingredients list short.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Pour mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; top evenly with tots.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until tots are golden. Top with jalapeño slices.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

CarrollFranklin's Review

November 25, 2013
Adds an extra layer of flavor to plain tater tot casserole.

JulieUpton's Review

November 25, 2012
Great comfort food!