Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

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.

7. Bake:

  • 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.

11. Enjoy:

- 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.