Ground Beef "Totchos"

Put a fun twist on dinnertime with these potato nugget nachos loaded with all your favorite toppings.
Prep 30 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 2 bags (16 oz each) Cascadian Farm™ Spud Puppies™ organic frozen potatoes
  • 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons from 1 container (6.25 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix*
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
  • 1 cup thick & chunky salsa
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream and guacamole, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with sides with foil or cooking parchment paper. Place frozen potatoes on cookie sheet. Bake as directed on bag.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water. Cook about 2 minutes or until hot.
  3. Sprinkle potatoes with beef mixture and cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or just until cheese is melted. Top with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Swap out the ground beef for a can of drained, rinsed black beans for a vegetarian twist.


  • 1 Serving Calories 490 (Calories from Fat 250);  Total Fat 28g (Saturated Fat 8g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 50mg;  Sodium 1340mg;  Potassium 610mg;  Total Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 3g ,Sugars 1g);  Protein 16g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 10%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 20%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch;  1 Vegetable;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  4 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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