Texas Rodeo Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: A Cowboy & Family-friendly Casserole Recipe by Donna John

Casseroles Beef Dinner
7 months ago

Texas Rodeo Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: A Cowboy & Family-friendly Casserole Recipe

Being from Texas, any recipe that has "casserole," "cowboy" or "rodeo" in the title is going to get my attention. Recently I've made a few tater tot casseroles that have been hits with my family, so I decided to try a rodeo tater tot casserole recipe that came through my newsfeed. After some tweaks, this hearty casserole recipe was the result.

The shopping list may look a little long, but many are just spices you probably already have in your pantry. For this rodeo tater tot casserole you'll need ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, enchilada sauce, beans, sour cream, tater tots and shredded cheese. The ground beef is cooked with the spices before the enchilada sauce and beans are stirred in. The mixture is put into a casserole dish, topped with the sour cream and tater tots, and baked. Right at the end, shredded cheese is sprinkled on and allowed to melt.

The original recipe had white rice in it, but I opted to omit that ingredient. If you want to add rice, see the Recipe Notes below. Serve this ground beef casserole with a fresh vegetable or salad on the side. The leftovers reheat well for lunch or dinner the next day.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 

Ingredients

Helpful Products

Recipe Notes

  • The original recipe called for white rice. I decided to omit this ingredient, but if you want rice in your casserole, add about 1 cup cooked rice when adding the beans and enchilada sauce.
  • Ground turkey could be substituted for the ground beef.
  • Chopped onion would be a nice addition. Add it to the ground beef when you brown it in step one. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the ground beef in a skillet until cooked through. Drain off excess fat. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder and smoked paprika. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook about 30 more seconds, stirring.
  2. Add the enchilada sauce and beans. Cook about 5 minutes. Pour the mixture into a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Spread the sour cream over the top in an even layer. Top with the tater tots to cover the top completely.
  3. Bake in a preheated 450-degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake 5 minutes more. 

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. To ensure image quality, we may occasionally use stock photography. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Jimmy Buffett's Cheeseburger in Paradise Casserole Recipe For Parrot Heads

Crazy Good Cheesy Garlic Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Will Be Put on Repeat

4-Ingredient Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: The Perfect Budget Recipe

Hall of Fame Ground Beef Potato Taco Casserole Recipe Is the G.O.A.T.

Donna John
Yee-haw! Love ground beef casserole recipes.
Terry
Going to try this as soon as I can stand up again, Donna John ! Probably 2 ๐Ÿคž to 3 weeks. Some days you're the windshield - other days you're the bug. Today I was the bug. Sigh. Love me some ground beef - in ALL the ways! Thanks for the recipe!
Donna John
Sorry to hear that. Hope you feel better!
Terry
Thanks, Donna John ! I tripped over the raised edge of the area rug inside the bank this morning. Bruised the side of my left ribcage, and fractured my right kneecap, so it's now immobilized in a soft splint. Supposed to keep it straight out, no bending it, for the next 2 ๐Ÿคžor 3 weeks minimum, preferably in bed. During the best days of summer. Sigh.
Blessed that's all it was. I had visions of a broken tibia or fibia,which would be an absolute nightmare, as I'd previously shattered everything BUT the kneecap, so now have 16" of titanium rods & knee joint. The thought of them having to break out the implant & redo it + was enough to make me want to ๐Ÿคฎ, so I'm truly thankful it wasn't worse!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Stew Recipe With Artichokes & Sundried Tomatoes

Drool-Worthy Honey Orange Dijon Baked Salmon Recipe (4 Ingredients, 20 Minutes)

Jimmy Buffett's Cheeseburger in Paradise Casserole Recipe For Parrot Heads