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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is the ultimate comfort food made with ground beef, cheese, sloppy joe mix and topped with tater tots. 

Sloppy Joe sandwiches are so messy, I end up eating them with a fork anyways. So why not through it in a casserole dish with some cheddar cheese and tots?

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole Ingredients

To make this beef casserole recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Ground beef
  • Sloppy joe mix
  • Yellow onion
  • Green pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Frozen tater tots

Sloppy Joe Casserole

How to Make Sloppy Joe Casserole 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine hamburger and sloppy joe sauce. Cook until the meat is fully browned. Add in onion and bell pepper and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the onions are translucent.

Sloppy Joe Mix

In a 9×13 casserole dish, pour the sloppy joe mixture into the bottom, evenly spread. Top sloppy joe mixture with half of the tater tots, all lined flat and even across the entire top. Cover completely with all of the cheese. Place the remaining tater tots on top of the cheese to create the final layer. Be sure to place tater tots flat and even across.

Beef Casserole Recipe

Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. When cooking time is done, remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Do I Have to Use Lean Meat?

If you are not using 93% (or higher) lean ground beef, do not cook the ground beef with the sloppy joe mix. Instead brown the ground beef first and drain over a layer of paper towels. From there, mix in the sloppy joe mix and cook thoroughly before adding in the veggies.

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

What is The Best Cheese for this Dish?

This dish is best with freshly grated cheddar cheese or bagged shredded cheddar that specifies “great for melting”. Otherwise cheese will not melt as optimally. When the casserole is fully cooked, the tater tots should be golden brown and the cheese should be bubbly.

Storage Instructions

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days after cooking.

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Yield: 1 casserole
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is the ultimate comfort food made with ground beef, cheese, sloppy joe mix and topped with tater tots. 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 14 oz can sloppy joe mix
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 32 oz bag frozen tater tots

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine hamburger and sloppy joe sauce. Cook until the meat is fully browned.
  3. Add in onion and bell pepper and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  4. In a 9x13 casserole dish, pour the sloppy joe mixture into the bottom, evenly spread.
  5. Top sloppy joe mixture with half of the tater tots, all lined flat and even across the entire top.
  6. Cover completely with all of the cheese.
  7. Place the remaining tater tots on top of the cheese to create the final layer. Be sure to place tater tots flat and even across.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  9. When cooking time is done, remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 720mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g

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