Mexi Tots and Smokey Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Mexi Tots and Smokey Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Remember Mexi Bites? Crispy little tater tot things, seasoned up and served at Taco Bell? Yep, I do! And I wanted some the other day, the only problem is Taco Bell quit making them! I knew I could make them too and I did!

Happy Kids!

I created the taste of Mexi Bites in a about 3 swift seconds and rounded out our meal in the process too. Have you ever heard kids cheering with their mouths full? These will make them cheer, guaranteed.

Sometimes I amaze myself when I pull off something like this, saving a meal from being lame and create something delicious at the same time. Just so we’re painfully clear sometimes I completely disappoint myself too, like when I tried to make pudding pops, or thought I should place a frozen homemade pizza on the oven rack, completely forgetting it was RAW dough.

Take your tater tots to the next level.

Mexi-Tots with Chipotle Dressing

Mexi-Tots with Chipotle Dressing


  • 1 1/2 TBSP taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 10 cups tater tots
  • 1/2 chipotle pepper , in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, I use the kind straight out of the jar
  • 1 TBSP snipped cilantro
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP adobo sauce, leave out if you don't LOVE spicy foods
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, divided


  1. pre-heat the oven
  2. pour the taco seasoning, paprika and black pepper in a gallon bag, shake to combine
  3. add the tater tots in a gallon plastic bag
  4. close the bag and shake well to coat the tots
  5. place the tots on a baking sheet in a single layer
  6. bake 30 minutes or until crispy and crunchy but not burned
  7. to make the Chipotle Dressing
  8. whirl the peppers, adobo sauce, the roasted red peppers, cilantro and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth
  9. add half the mayonnaise, whirl to combine
  10. scrape into a bowl and stir the rest of the mayonnaise in until smooth

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3 thoughts on “Mexi Tots and Smokey Chipotle Dipping Sauce”

  1. Oh Yes! Good idea, so good in fact I'm going to add a few meal ideas to the post! So a basic taco salad would be awesome with these as a side, or a hamburger? What about a simple grilled steak or chicken breast? Or if you can afford the calories alongside enchiladas would be amazing or go easy and make grilled cheese. Serve a salad with most of those and you're set! Thanks for the question, now where can I get some Mexi-Tots at 10:00 at night?? : )


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