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Totchos or Tater Tot Nachos are loaded with melted cheese, jalapeños, red onion and smoked brisket, topped off with tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole.

Loaded tater tots are a favorite to make for a quick dinner or amazing appetizer for cookouts, game day gatherings or feeding one hungry teenager.

Tater tot nachos on a plate, topped with sour cream and guacamole.

Brisket Nachos are one of our favorites to make with leftover smoked brisket and this tater tot version might be even better.

Ingredients Needed

  • Frozen Tater Tots
  • Bacon Grease ~ Vegetable oil or avocado oil works too.
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Colby-Jack Cheese, shredded. Pepper-Jack or Cheddar will work too.
  • Smoked Brisket, shredded.
  • Jalapeños, diced.
  • Red Onion, diced.
  • Tomatoes, diced.
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
Spatula full of tater tot nachos with brisket and melted cheese.

Step By Step Directions

Collage: seasonings in a bowl, bacon grease melted, tater tots on baking sheet. Collage.

Mix garlic, salt, pepper and smoked paprika together in a bowl.

Melt the bacon grease.

Scatter tater tots in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

Pour bacon grease over tater tots and sprinkle with seasonings.

Toss until well coated. Spreading out in the pan, with space in between.

Cook tater tots in a hot oven for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and turn with a spatula.

Crispy tater tots on a baking sheet.

Return to oven for another 5 – 10 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Skillet of chopped brisket.

Meanwhile, heat the brisket in a skillet over medium heat just until heated through.

Nacho tater tots with smoked brisket.

Top with shredded cheese, jalapeños, red onion, tomatoes, brisket and a little more cheese on top.

Sheet pan of brisket tater tot nachos.

Return to oven until cheese is melted, just a few minutes.

Oval plate of brisket tater tot nachos.

Serve with sour cream and guacamole.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Store leftover tater tot nachos in an airtight container or on a plate covered tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat: Place totchos on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Cook in a 350° oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until heated through.

Variations

Bit of tater tot nachos on a fork.

If you are looking for the ultimate loaded tater tots, these smoked brisket Totchos are sure to please.

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Yield: 4 servings

Totchos {Tater Tot Nachos}

Plate with tater tot nachos topped with brisket, sour cream, guacamole.

Totchos or Tater Tot Nachos are loaded with melted cheese, jalapeños, red onion and smoked brisket, topped off with tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 28 ounce frozen tater tots
  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease, melted (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pound smoked brisket
  • 2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeños
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • sour cream for serving
  • guacamole for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place tater tots on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Pour bacon grease over the tater tots.
  4. Mix garlic, salt, pepper and smoked paprika together. Sprinkle over the tater tots and toss until well coated. Spread tater tots in an even layer with space in between.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn with a spatula. Return to the oven for another 5 - 10 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Meanwhile, heat the brisket in a skillet over medium heat, just until heated through.
  7. Remove tater tots from the oven. Sprinkle with most of the cheese, brisket, jalapeños, tomatoes and red onion. Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Return to the oven for a few minutes until cheese is melted.
  9. Serve with sour cream and guacamole.

Notes

Storage: Store leftover tater tot nachos in an airtight container or on a plate covered tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat: Place totchos on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Cook in a 350° oven for 8 - 10 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1071Total Fat: 70gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 1779mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 52g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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