Blackstone Totchos is a delicious blend of crispy tater tots loaded with simple ingredients. Tator Tots Nachos make the best appetizer.

Totchos in a cast iron skillet topped with sour cream, jalapenos and diced tomatoes
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Blackstone Tator Tots Nachos:

Blackstone Totchos recipe is the perfect appetizer to make for game day and it cooks amazing on the griddle. These loaded tator tot nachos are a family favorite recipe and can be topped with a variety of ingredients.

We love making recipes on the Blackstone and this is one of our favorites. This hearty dish is prepared and cooked in a cast iron skillet for delicious flavor.

Add loaded tater tot nachos the next time when you need a quick and easy meal. You can serve this as an appetizer or it is hearty enough for a main dish.

Totchos in a cast iron skillet topped with sour cream, jalapenos and diced tomatoes

What are Totchos?

Totchos are tator tot nachos that are cooked on a Blackstone Griddle. Instead of making nachos with tortilla chips you make it with tator tots. Layers of cheese, ground beef and beans are topped on heated tator tots in a cast iron skillet.

Ingredients needed - oil, tator tots, taco seasoning, ground beef, black beans, cheese, corn, tomato

Ingredients: 

  • Oil 
  • Bag Frozen Tator Tots (28 ounce bag) 
  • Taco Seasoning 
  • Ground Beef 
  • Black Beans (rinsed and drained) 
  • Shredded Colby Jack Cheese 
  • Corn 
  • Tomato (diced) 
  • Optional Toppings: Sour Cream, Chopped Cilantro, Sliced Jalapeños 

How to Make Totchos on Blackstone: 

  • Step 1 – Heat Griddle – Preheat the Blackstone Grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Step 2 – Top with Oil – Spread the oil out onto the grill with a spatula. 
  • Step 3 – Add Tator Tots – Spread the tator tots onto half of the Blackstone grill into a single layer.  
Cooking the tots on the griddle
  • Step 4 – Season Tator Tots – Season the tator tots with half of the taco seasoning and gently toss them to coat them in the seasoning. 
  • Step 5 – Cover and Cook – Cover and cook for 15-18 minutes (turning every few minutes) until crispy and cooked through.  
  • Step 6 – Add Ground Beef – While the tator tots are cooking, place the ground beef on the blackstone next to the tator tots. 
Cooking the tots and ground beef on the griddle
  • Step 7 – Season ground beef – Season it with the remaining taco seasoning and brown the ground beef.  Breaking it up as it cooks. 
  • Step 8 – Place Cook Tots in Pan – Once the tator tots are done cooking, remove them from the grill and place them into a cast iron pan or baking sheet. 
Adding the ground beef to the tater tots
  • Step 9 – Top with Browned Beef – Then pour the browned beef on top of the tator tots.  
topping the tater tots with ground beef in the cast iron skillet
  • Step 10 – Add toppings – Sprinkle the black beans, corn and half of the shredded cheese on top. 
Topping the tater tots with ground beef, beans, corn in a skillet on the griddle
  • Step 11 – Cook on Griddle – Place the pan on the blackstone grill, cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.  
  • Step 12 – Top with Cheese – Remove from the grill, top with the remaining shredded cheese, bacon, tomatoes and any other toppings you prefer. 
  • Step 13 – Serve – Serve immediately while warm and enjoy.

Optional Tator Tot Nachos Toppings:

You can easily top these Totchos with any of your favorite toppings.  Feel Free to top the tator tots with whatever you love.

  • Pico de gallo
  • Guacamole
  • Black Olive
  • Slice Jalapenos
  • Hot Sauce
  • Chopped Onion
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Buffalo Chicken
  • Chopped Green Onions
Totchos in a cast iron skillet on the griddle

Recipe Tips:

  • Oil the griddle – Use an oil with a high smoke point on the Blackstone grill. Vegetable Oil, Canola Oil, Peanut Oil and Avocado oil are all great options.
  • Reheating – Reheat by baking them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through or placing them back on the Blackstone grill until warmed though.  You can also reheat in the air fryer.
  • Taco Seasoning – We like to make homemade taco seasoning to have on hand. But you can also use the store bought taco seasoning packet.
  • Cheese – We recommend shredded your own cheese. Pre-shredded cheese has added ingredients, that are not necessary for this recipe. Feel free to use different cheese, cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese would be delicious.
Totchos in a cast iron skillet topped with sour cream, jalapenos and diced tomatoes

What to Eat with Totchos?

There are so many options to serve with Totchos. They make a great appetizer so we like making them when we are cooking our meal on the griddle. Make it a fiesta night and make one of these easy Mexican dishes.

  • Blackstone Street TacosThese Street Tacos are one of our favorites. These copycat food truck tacos are filled with tender flank steak and seasoned to perfection.
  • Blackstone QuesoYou only need 3 simple ingredients to create a delicious, cheesy, creamy queso that everyone will love.
  • Steak Fajita Quesadilla on Blackstone Blackstone Steak Fajita Quesadillas are made with simple ingredients. The steak cooks perfectly on the griddle with simple seasoning and vegetables.
Totchos in a cast iron skillet topped with sour cream, jalapenos and diced tomatoes

How to Store Leftovers:

These are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

Print Recipe here for Blackstone Totchos:

Blackstone Totchos

5 from 9 votes
Blackstone Totchos is a delicious blend of crispy tator tots loaded with simple ingredients. Tator Tots Nachos make the best appetizer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 528

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 bag Frozen Tator Tots 28 ounce bag
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 8 ounces Black Beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • ¼ cup Corn
  • ½ cup Tomato diced

Optional Toppings:

  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Sliced Jalapeños
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Instructions

  • Preheat the Blackstone Grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Spread the oil out onto the grill with a spatula.
  • Spread the tator tots onto half of the Blackstone grill into a single layer.
  • Season the tator tots with half of the taco seasoning and gently toss them to coat them in the seasoning.
  • Cover and cook for 15-18 minutes (turning every few minutes) until crispy and cooked through.
  • While the tator tots are cooking, place the ground beef on the blackstone next to the tator tots.
  • Season it with the remaining taco seasoning and brown the ground beef.  Breaking it up as it cooks.
  • Once the tator tots are done cooking, remove them from the grill and place them into a cast iron pan or baking sheet.
  • Then pour the browned beef on top of the tator tots.
  • Sprinkle the black beans, corn and half of the shredded cheese on top.
  • Place the pan on the blackstone grill, cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the grill, top with the remaining shredded cheese, tomatoes and any other toppings you prefer.
  • Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Use an oil with a high smoke point on the Blackstone grill.
Vegetable Oil, Canola Oil, Peanut Oil and Advocado oil are all great options.
These are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.  Reheat by baking them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through or placing them back on the Blackstone grill until warmed though.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 528kcal, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 23g, Fat 33g, Saturated Fat 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 72mg, Sodium 736mg, Potassium 585mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 478IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 264mg, Iron 3mg

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