Totcho Taco Boats

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

Totchos with beef and cheese piled up in a taco boat and served with sour cream, pico de gallo, and guac.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings: 6 large 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


  • 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.
  • Add the seasoning packet and a cup of water and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has thickened.
  • 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.
  • Bake about 15 minutes, then stir trying to flip most of the tots, and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until browned and crispy.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 450 for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Top each of the taco boats with pico, guac, and sour cream and serve.

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