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How to adulation yourself in November: put sautéed garlic, poblanos, mushrooms, peppers, atramentous beans, and blah in a bucket with a abominable queso-fundido abject and top with a band of candied potato tater tots. Me, blanket, sweatpants, this skillet.
It’s alleged a Southwest Candied Potato Tater Tot Hotdish.
Oh, yes. You heard me correctly.
This is aggregate we adulation about Tex-Mex aliment affair up with our meatless goals and demography the appearance and anatomy of a beloved comfort aliment of Minnesota winter: the tater tot hotdish. But fabricated new.
How To Accomplish Our Candied Potato Tater Tot Hotdish (1 MIN):
I grew up bistro the casual non-ironic tater tot hotdish (#proud), so I feel justified to accord you the 411 on this basic midwestern casserole: tater tot hotdish usually has a arena beef and veggie mixture, fabricated with some gravy (and by gravy I beggarly acceptable a can of abridged soup) and is topped with tater tots and ketchup. I apperceive I apperceive I KNOW, but for absolutely you charge ketchup if you appetite to eat your tater tot hotdish like a accurate midwesterner.
Tater tot hotdish is one of those foods that absolutely so aberrant and ambiguous gross that about forth the way it becomes, in fact, absolutely absolutely good. I do not apperceive how this works, but I embrace it.
Today, though? Tots be getting a avant-garde makeover.
We’re swapping the arena beef for compact portabella mushrooms, and trading peas and carrots for the ambrosial crisis of poblanos and alarm peppers and corn. The gravy is accepting replaced by a pepperjacky-queso-esque bearings that is every bit as bewitched as you ability image, and those candied potato tots? YASSSS. Aloof the appropriate bulk of salty-sweetness to account the heat.
Important things to consider: Will you swish Tabasco over the top? Baptize with added cheese? Adorn with bright herbs and beginning jalapeños? These things that are up to you, my friend.
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And so is a candied potato tater tot hotdish that will accomplish you win at life. 🏆 I’m so blessed for you.Print
This candied potato tater tot hotdish is a ambrosial aberration on the aboriginal – loaded with peppers, corn, atramentous beans, bootleg queso sauce, and tots! YUM!
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 red/yellow alarm peppers, chopped
- 2 poblano peppers, chopped
- 16 ounces beginning mushrooms, stems removed, chopped
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 batter pepperjack cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 14-ounce can atramentous beans
- 1 cup arctic corn
- salt to taste
- 1–2 accoutrements candied potato tater tots
- red peppers, corn, cilantro, jalapeño for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat the adulate over average aerial calefaction in a 10.25-inch casting adamant skillet. Add the onion, garlic, mushrooms, and peppers; saute until soft. Add the spices and activity to mix.
- Add the abrade and activity to covering until aggregate gets sticky. Add the milk slowly, active afterwards anniversary addition, until you get a bland mixture. Add the cheese cubes and activity until melted.
- Stir in the atramentous beans and corn. Aftertaste and acclimatize – this is a acceptable time to add your salt!
- Top the accomplished affair with tater tots (I did abundance in a amphitheater formation).
- Bake for 20-30 minutes. BEWARE THE BUBBLES OVER – put a pan beneath to bolt any drips. Let angle for a few account afore serving.
REALLY acceptable with a hit of Tabasco or article acidic/spicy.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired
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