Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes Serves: 6-8
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound pork sausage
- 1 medium green pepper, diced
- 1 sweet onion, diced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cans sloppy joe sauce (15-ounce cans or 1 large can)
- 1 24+ ounce bag of tater tots
- 1 block of cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Sauté Onions and Peppers:
- In a large skillet, sauté the diced green pepper and sweet onion over medium heat until they become tender.
- Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
3. Cook the Meats:
- Add the ground beef and pork sausage to the skillet with the sautéed onions and peppers.
- Cook the meats until they are browned and cooked through. Drain any excess grease.
4. Add Sloppy Joe Sauce:
- Pour in the two cans of sloppy joe sauce (or one large can) into the skillet with the cooked meat mixture.
- Stir everything together until the sauce is well incorporated.
5. Assemble the Casserole:
- Transfer the meat and sauce mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
6. Top with Cheese and Tater Tots:
- Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheddar cheese over the meat mixture.
- Neatly arrange the tater tots in rows on top of the cheese. This makes for easy cutting and serving.
- Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.
8. Add More Cheese:
- After 30 minutes, remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle another layer of shredded cheese over the top.
9. Continue Baking:
- Return the casserole to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the tater tots are golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
10. Rest and Serve:
Allow the casserole to sit for a few minutes before cutting and serving.
- Serve this easy and tasty Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole to your hungry family or guests and enjoy!
This Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is a hearty and satisfying dish that combines the classic flavors of sloppy joes with the crispy goodness of tater tots. It’s a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a comforting dinner.