Author: Slow Cooker Gourmet

Serves: 6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5oz) can fire roasted tomatoes, drained
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 2 pounds tater tots
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 8 oz shredded mild cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat add beef, onion, garlic and jalapeño
  2. Break up beef as it cooks and stir as needed to brown evenly and cook veggies
  3. Once ground beef is fully cook and veggies are softened you can spoon off any excess grease
  4. Add black beans, tomatoes, corn and cream cheese and stir to combine well
  5. Let heat through for 3-5 minutes
  6. Spray slow cooker well with nonstick canola oil spray
  7. Add half of tater tots on bottom then top with ground beef mixture
  8. Top with remaining tots, drizzle with salsa and cover with cheese
  9. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 or until tater tots are hot and slightly crispy on edges and cheese is fully melted
Image credits:  Slow Cooker Gourmet

Image credits: Slow Cooker Gourmet