Totcho Taco Boats

Recipe sponsored by Old El Paso.

I know last week I told you that I wasn't gonna go full-tot until May 1 but the tots keep coming. I can't help myself! Totchos are so ingrained in my brain right now. For me when anything is this stuck in my head I immediately think of 2 things, how can I serve this in a taco, and how can I make this into a smaller cuter single person version of the dish. I checked off those two tasks with this amazing totcho taco boat recipe!
Taco meat and tots in the boats. With lots of cheese. Then bake until melty. Totchos! But in a taco boat! I am happy to report that I am still not sick of tots.

Totcho Taco Boats

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 pound bag tater tots
  • 6 Old El Paso Taco Boats
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Pico de Gallo
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Guac


  1. Brown the beef in a hot frying pan with a little oil. Cook on high heat for about 10 minutes until fully cooked, stirring and breaking up the meat as you cook.
  2. Add the seasoning packet and a cup of water and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Preheat oven to 450. Place the tots on a baking sheet with a tablespoon of vegetable oil and toss them in the oil. Spread out evenly.
  4. Bake about 15 minutes, then stir trying to flip most of the tots, and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until browned and crispy.
  5. Place the taco boats on a baking sheet. Add some beef to the bottom of each boat, then top with tots. Add more beef and cheese, then top with even more tots so they are forming a big pile in the taco boat. Top with cheese.
  6. Bake at 450 for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  7. Top each of the taco boats with pico, guac, and sour cream and serve.