For the longest time I had no idea what a tater tot hotdish was. Sure, I’d heard of it here and there, but never really thought about looking into what it really was until my older brother mentioned it.
Just like a 5-year-old, he loves tater tots. But then again, who could not love them?! I mean, they’re pretty delicious. Anyway, after he said something, I felt it was time to finally make a hotdish.
Typically, a tater tot hotdish consists of ground beef, cheddar cheese and tater tots, but I did mine a little differently.
For one, I made my hot dish in a slow-cooker so when I came home, dinner was all ready to go! Man, I love cooking with a slow-cooker.
Two, I made my filling with spicy chorizo. I’m not a huge fan of ground beef, but I love chorizo! It has so much flavor.
OKAY. So to start, you want to brown the chorizo in a skillet.
Add the onions, garlic and jalapeno.
Stir in the chipotle chiles.
Add the spinach and artichokes.
Remove from the heat and now add the cream cheese.
Place half the tater tots in the bottom of a slow-cooker.
Add the chorizo filling.
Now add the remaining tater tots and Fontina cheese. Cover the slow-cooker and cook on High for three hours.
Serve with fresh cilantro and green onions.