Cooper Sharp Bacon Cheeseburger Totchos (Tator Tots)

Melt Melt MELT 4-6 4-6 SERVES: 4-6

You know us. We love putting great foods together. Like a matchmaker of deliciousness. This time, we may have outdone ourselves, though. Cheeseburger. Bacon. Tater Tots. Nacho fixings. And melty Cooper Cheese perfection. All mixed together into that magical concoction affectionately known as “totchos.” Buckle up for this one. You may never want to eat anything else.

INGREDIENTS

For the totchos:
2 pounds frozen Tater Tots
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
salt and pepper to taste
4 leaves romaine lettuce hearts, washed and shredded
1 1/2 cups Mason Jar Cheese Sauce
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 cup dill pickles, shredded
1/4 cup bacon bits

For the sauce:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons mustard

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Make the totcho sauce:
Mix mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard together thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Make the totchos:
Arrange Tater Tots in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until starting to turn brown, about 20–25 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter and add onion. Cook for 3 minutes. Add ground beef, season to taste with salt and pepper, and cook until no longer pink.

When Tater Tots are nice and crispy, remove from the oven and sprinkle cooked ground beef on top in an even layer.

Spoon 1 1/2 cups of your Mason Jar Cheese Sauce into a microwavable dish and heat about 2 minutes until warm.

Top your totchos with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and bacon bits. Pour your cheese sauce over the top, then finish it off with the prepared totcho sauce. Serve immediately (you won’t be able to wait anyway).