Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups – crispy tater tot bites loaded with a delicious bacon cheeseburger filling. These things fly off the plate at parties! Tater tots, ground beef, bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, Montreal steak seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Great as an appetizer on game day or as a main dish with a green salad.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

These Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups are a new favorite at our house. Crispy tater tots stuffed with bacon, cheese, and seasoned hamburger meat. They are easy to make and even easier to eat! You can serve these as an appetizer at parties or as a main dish with a green salad. Give these a try. One bite and they are sure to become a family favorite too!

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How to Make Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place two frozen tater tots in each muffin cup. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

While the tater tots are cooking, prepare the filling. In a large skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Add ketchup, mustard, Montreal steak seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet. Cook for a few minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in cooked chopped bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.

Remove tater tots from the oven. Using a tart tamper tool, press potatoes into the muffin cups. Spoon cheeseburger filling into the potato cups. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, until the tater tots are a deep golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with parsley or green onions.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute ground turkey or sausage.
  • Use precooked bacon for quick prep.
    • Can substitute turkey bacon.
  • You can use any shredded cheese you enjoy in this recipe. Sharp cheddar cheese, provolone, gouda, or swiss. Anything goes!
  • Can Tater Tot Cups be made in advance? Yes! Prepare the filling. Bake the tater tots and form the cups. Add the filling. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    • You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight for the refrigerator.
  • Can Tater Tot Cups be frozen? Yes! Bake the tater tot cups and cool completely. Place the tot cups on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Transfer frozen bites to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat bites in the oven or air fryer.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Loaded Tater Tot Cups

These loaded tater tots are a new favorite. Top the tater tots with your favorite toppings – sour cream, ranch dressing, pickles, or tomatoes. They are equally delicious dipped in our favorite Pub Sauce or BBQ Sauce. If serving these as a main dish, whip up a side salad, coleslaw, or pasta salad. YUM! Add this recipe to your list for your next game day party. They are sure to score a touchdown!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

Yield: 24 cups
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups – crispy tater tot bites loaded with a delicious bacon cheeseburger filling. These things fly off the plate at parties! Tater tots, ground beef, bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, Montreal steak seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Great as an appetizer on game day or as a main dish with a green salad.

Ingredients:

  • 48 frozen tater tots
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place 2 tater tots in each cup of a mini muffin pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Add ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and Montreal steak seasoning. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in cooked chopped bacon and shredded cheese.
  • Remove tater tots from the oven. Using a tamper, press the partially baked tots down to form cups.
  • Spoon the beef mixture into the tater tot cups.
  • Bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Notes:

  • Can substitute ground turkey or sausage.
  • Use precooked bacon for quick prep.
    • Can substitute turkey bacon.
  • You can use any shredded cheese you enjoy in this recipe. Sharp cheddar cheese, provolone, gouda, or swiss. Anything goes!
  • Can Tater Tot Cups be made in advance? Yes! Prepare the filling. Bake the tater tots and form the cups. Add the filling. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
    • You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight for the refrigerator.
  • Can Tater Tot Cups be frozen? Yes! Bake the tater tot cups and cool completely. Place the tot cups on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. Transfer frozen bites to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Reheat bites in the oven or air fryer.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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    1. I bought mine many years ago from Pampered Chef! I just used it to make mini tarts for Christmas. It presses the dough, or in this recipe hashbrowns, into a tart shape for you. Put the tater tot in the mini pan and just press it. You will love it.

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