A couple of weeks ago I received the Influenster Jingle VoxBox which had a coupon for a free bag of Ore-Ida Tater Tots. Pure coincidence that it had that coupon because Bub and I had been wanting to try our hand at making Cheeseburger Tater Tots. See, Bub doesn't have a stove but has a cooktop and so when we want to make food at his house, we have to consider whether or not it can be made on a cooktop and well, this can be. With Superbowl 50 being right around the corner, I thought it'd be a good time to share this recipe. I'm not a big sports fan so I'm not even really sure who's in the game, (I think I remember seeing something about the Carolina Panthers, but even then, I'm not sure. HA!) Anywho...
- Ore-Ida® Tater Tots
- 1.5 Lbs Ground Beef (or your preference)
- Mozzarella cheese
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 C. Flour
- Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper to taste
- Oil for frying
- Crumble, Season, Cut.
Crumble the entire bag of tater tots. Obviously let them thaw first to make it easier and even if they're slightly frozen, your hands will feel it Add the egg and flour to the tater tots. Next, season the meat by adding the spices and mix. Then cut the cheese into small cubes.
2. Cover and Cover.
Take a cube of cheese and cover it entirely with ground beef. Next, take the ground beef ball and cover it in the tater tot mixture. It'll look more like a ball than a tater tot so try to reshape them as you're adding the tot mixture.
Next Fry up all the tots for 3-5 minutes on each side. One bag of tots and 1.5 lbs of beef made about 20 give or take. Bub was eating them as they were coming out, so I couldn't get an accurate count, but they were pretty big sized tots for both of us, and Bub is no small guy. This would be GREAT for the munching! If you've got a lot of people over, you can just double the amounts to make sure there's some for everyone.
*This is a sponsored post by Influenster in which I received this product to review.