Nerd Food: Totchos from Woody's Lunch Box in Hollywood Studios!

Welcome back to another magical Nerd Food — my favorite column to write (aside from deep dives on old books). Today the Disney Parks Blog as released another Disney Parks recipe, this time the delicious totchos from Woody's Lunch Box inside Disney's Hollywood Studios. I've enjoyed this meal several times in the park, as I watch people enjoy the sights and sounds of Toy Story Land.

These totchos, which are nachos but with tater tots, can be customized to your heart's content. Don't like meat? Don't add it. Want sweet potato tots? That's cool too! This recipe is easy to follow, and everyone in your home can help make these. You can make them for special occasions or just because; they're delicious, they're magical, and they bring a little Disney magic into your home!

Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Image Credit: Baltimore Lauren
Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Image Credit: Baltimore Lauren

 

Chili with Beans

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Ground cayenne, to taste

Queso Sauce

  • 2 cups jar cheese sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with chilies

Totchos

  • 1 (2 pound) bag frozen potato barrels
  • 1 1/2 cups corn chips
  • Chili with Beans
  • Queso Sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions

For Chili with Beans:

  1. Brown ground beef in a 5-6 quart Dutch oven over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili powder, and cumin. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt.
  4. Add black pepper and cayenne, as needed.
  5. Keep warm until ready to serve.

For Queso Sauce:

  1. Place cheese sauce and diced tomatoes with chilies in small saucepan. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, until warm.
  2. Keep warm until ready to serve.

For Totchos:

  1. Cook potato barrels according to package instructions.

  2. Divide potato barrels into 6 bowls. Place 1/4 cup each of corn chips, chili with beans, and queso sauce on top of each bowl of potato barrels.

  3. Top each bowl with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 teaspoon green onions.

Have you tried this recipe? Have another one we absolutely can't miss? Let us know in the comments below!

About Baltimore Lauren

I like pinball machines, Archie Comics, and bad movies. Sometimes I write about old books for the heck of it. Follow me on Twitter: @BaltimoreLauren

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