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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

This is a partnered post with Cascade. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

One of the top five posts on my blog is my recipe for Easy Tater Tot Casserole. With good reason too, because it’s absolutely delicious and so easy to make. It’s one of those recipes you rely on when time is short and you just want a warm, hearty meal but don’t want to exert a lot of effort. Since it has been such a huge hit with everyone, I wanted to share another Tater Tot recipe because, choices y’all. Meet the Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole!

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.

If you love tater tot casserole, I’m pretty confident you’ll love this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole. I mean, what’s not to love?


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If you’re running short on time and need something that you can throw together quickly, this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is a fantastic option.

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups mild shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 bag (32 oz.) frozen tater tots
  • green onion or chives, for garnishing
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium high heat until cooked through. Drain fat, remove from skillet, and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onions and garlic until translucent. Add bell pepper and cook for a few minutes, or until it begins to get soft.
  3. Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, ground mustard, and water. Stir to combine and simmer for about few minutes. Add in tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer for about 10 minutes or until most of the water is gone.
  4. In the meantime, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  5. Once the meat is ready, spread evenly in the prepared baking dish. Top with 1 cup of cheese layered over the top. Arrange tater tots over the top.
  6. Place in oven and cook for about 10 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and sprinkle the remaining cup of shredded cheese over the top. Return to oven and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the tater tots are crispy and golden.
  7. Remove from oven and garnish with green onions or chives before serving.

If you’ve got 45 minutes, you have just enough time to create this delicious Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole for dinner tonight!

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.And if you don’t want to make your own sloppy joe sauce, you could always buy a premade canned version. But, the homemade version is super easy to make and it tastes so much better.

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.

I like to load mine up with onions and bell peppers but if you’re not a fan, feel free to add in less or none at all. That’s the beauty of recipes like this one. It’s really easy to make them unique to what you like or don’t like.

And like most casseroles, this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole leaves behind a baked on mess on your casserole dish. But you don’t have to fret about clean up.

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.

I left this dish out for two days just to make sure it was a stuck-on mess. After putting it through the pots and pans cycle with Cascade Platinum ActionPac, it came out completely clean. No evidence of the mess I started with.

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.

With Cascade Platinum ActionPacs I love that I don’t have to pre-rinse my dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. Like the pictures show, it cleans off stuck-on food in just one wash, with no pre-rinse needed. They are so easy to use because there is no pouring or measuring required. Just place one pac in your dishwasher’s soap compartment, close the door and start the cycle.

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.

Not only is dinner time easy with this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole, clean up is too!

Want another tater tot recipe? Check out this one:

This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole recipe is the perfect solution for those busy nights you don't have a lot of time to cook.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1
    robin masshole mommy says:

    Oh my word! I need to make this TONIGHT! I am seriously going to run to the store to get the stuff to make this right now!

  2. 2

    I must make this immediately! I actually think I already have all of the ingredients here. Woot!

  3. 3

    Could this be any more yummy?! The traditional tater tot casserole is a family favorite around here, so I think incorporating this unique twist would go over quite well.

  4. 4

    That looks so good! Tater tots and sloppy joes are classic family foods, and you just stuck them together. Genius!

  5. 5

    Ah, this is such a cool idea! I think we’d like this combination a lot. I’m glad the cleanup was super easy!

  6. 6

    Love this recipe! It combines two great childhood favorites into one. I do have to agree that cascade really works best for cleaning dishes, they have mastered their ingredients to get it clean the first time!

  7. 7

    I love you so much right now. Seriously, if I weren’t married, I’d be proposing to you. I can’t wait to make this. It is literally EVERYTHING I love.

  8. 8

    This has to be one of the best casserole recipes I’ve ever seen. You’ve got your main dish and your sides all in one.

  9. 9

    I have always loved tater tot casserole. This is a fun twist on it!

  10. 10

    Yum this looks amazing. I am looking for something new to create for the family and think this would be a really great idea! We will have to try this!

  11. 11

    Awesome recipe! This will be another family favorite. All those yummy ingredients in one dish! I’ll make this on the weekend when everyone is home. Excited to gather my children around our dinner table again and serve them this sloppy joe tater tot casserole!

  12. 12
    Our Family World says:

    This is really tempting and delicious for sure! I wanna grab it from my screen.

  13. 13

    This looks SO good! I would definitely try this at our next party!

  14. 14

    That sounds like a super yummy recipe! I love and use Cascade all the time. It does an amazing job in my dishwasher!

  15. 15

    This tater tot casserole looks delicious. I will try it without any second thought.

  16. 16

    I always rinse, lol. It’s like a mindset I know will be hard to break. 😉 I do love Cascade, and I bet the fam would love this recipe.

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