Deluxe Veggie Tater Tot Bites



Join me on Friday 2/5 on Bloom TV - WFLA at noon for an epic tailgating/homegating TV segment. I'll be making my Cheeseburger Deluxe Veggie Tot Bites. I'll also be showing some easy, low-carb options for your Super Bowl party.





See you on Friday at noon!




Deluxe Veggie Tater Tot Bites






Special Sauce


1/2 cup mayonnaise


1/3 cup ketchup


1 tablespoon mustard


3 tablespoons dill relish


1/8 teaspoon sugar


1/8 teaspoon salt


1/8 teaspoon pepper




2 (14-ounce) packages veggie tots (cauliflower, cheese and bacon tots or broccoli tots)




Cheeseburger Filling


1 tablespoon avocado oil


1/2 cup chopped onions


1 minced garlic clove


1 (13-ounce) package beefless ground meat (or ground chicken or turkey)


1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce


1 teaspoon salt


1 teaspoon pepper


1 cup shredded cheddar cheese




Garnish-


Bacon bits


Shredded lettuce


Diced tomatoes


Dill relish or chopped dill pickles



Preheat oven to 450º-F. Spray regular size muffin tin with non-stick spray.




Make Sauce


Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix together until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until assembly.




Prepare Veggie Tots


Place 5 veggie tots inside each muffin tin, bake for 20 minutes. This will be approximately 12 muffin cups.




Make Cheeseburger Filling


In a large skillet, add oil and onions and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and meatless ground beef and cook for 4-5 minutes. Stir in worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.




Using the bottom of a shot glass or back of an ice cream scooper, lightly press inside center of each tater tot muffin cup to create a well. Spoon some meat mixture inside of each tater tot well, then sprinkle cheese over meat. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.




Garnish with bacon bits, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and special sauce.





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