Cheat Sheet Totchos are a game day must have for Chef Lamar Moore

Cheat Sheet Totchos are a game day must have for Chef Lamar Moore, recipes - photo provided by Beef, It's What's for Dinner
Cheat Sheet Totchos are a game day must have for Chef Lamar Moore, recipes - photo provided by Beef, It's What's for Dinner /

Ready to try the Cheat Sheet Totchos recipe? Chef Lamar Moore has shared his game day must have recipe. This relatively simple recipe is bursting with flavor. More importantly, it could even be a second day recipe that can be used anytime.

Many people have salivated over Chef Lamar Moore’s recipes. His sliders recipe and cooking technique tips can make even the novice chef to the next level.

During my recent conversation with Moore, through his partnership with Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner, he shared an interesting point about his Cheat Sheet Totchos recipe. While many people might cook beef specifically for this recipe, it could be a great second day meal, too.

Chef Moore shared that when he would work in football stadiums, they would go cook a lot of prime rib. Whether it was all the action or the delicious aroma, but people would devour tons of prime rib. While this particular recipe uses ground beef, it could be transformed with left over prime rib, steak or a variety of beef dishes. Like most chefs appreciate, good food should never go to waste.

Additionally, Chef Moore shared that a Totchos recipe can be a great way to celebrate the teams in a big game. By changing the “accoutrements” a little, the totchos recipe could go from a Kansas City BBQ inspired dish to a Tampa Bay Cuban feel.

But first, why not make Chef Lamar Moore’s Cheat Sheet Totchos recipe. Here’s how.

Cheat Sheet Totchos

  • Prep 10 min
  • Cook 20 min
  • Serving size 4


  • 1 lb. frozen tater tots
  • 1 lb. ground beef lean
  • 3 tbs pimentos
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar
  • 2 oz Sour cream
  • ½ Hass Avocado – medium diced
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese sauce
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400° and grease a ¼ inch sheet tray with cooking spray. Add tater tots and cook until GBD- golden brown; 15-20 min
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add beef and cook until there is no longer any pink, drain all fat. Season well with salt and pepper
  3. Top tater tots with beef, cheese sauce and cheese.
  4. Garnish with sour cream, diced avocado, pimentos and cilantro.

Having made this recipe a couple of times, here are some hints. Making the tater tots in an airfryer is a great idea. Most people have an airfryer or a multi-purpose small appliance with an air fryer setting.

Ensuring that the tater tots are super crispy is key. With all the other toppings, you want to have the tater tots serve as the texture.

The easiest way to customize this recipe is with the cheese sauce. For example, a beer cheese sauce could make it a nod to Wisconsin. A green chile cheese sauce could make it more Southwestern. Basically, there are limitless possibilities with this tasty recipe.

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What do you think of the Cheat Sheet Totchos recipe from Chef Lamar Moore? Will you try the recipe?