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Spicy Beef Totchos

These Spicy Beef Totchos are a fun and flavorful twist on traditional nachos. The tater tots provide the perfect base for the spiced beef and creamy cheese layer, while the hot sauce adds a pop of heat.

98% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Spicy Beef Totchos

Under 30 minutes


for 8 servings

  • 2 lb frozen tater tots (910 g)
  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot Original
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups shredded mexican cheese blend (400 g)
  • red onion, diced
  • fresh scallion, sliced
  • diced tomato
  • sour cream
  • guacamole

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 609
  • Fat 36g
  • Carbs 32g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 31g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF (220°C).
  2. Spread tater tots out on a sheet tray. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, Frank’s Red Hot Original, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and salt. Gradually break up beef with a spatula and sauté until beef is fully cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Place an even layer of tater tots in an 8-inch oven-safe skillet. Top with half of the beef. Sprinkle a layer of cheese. Repeat layering of tater tots, beef, and cheese.
  5. Lower oven temperature to 375ºF (160°C). Place skillet in oven and bake for 5–7 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from oven and top with red onion, scallions, and tomatoes. Add a dollop of sour cream and guacamole to the center of the skillet. Serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!
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Spicy Beef Totchos