Originally posted March 2014. Photos updated April 2016.
I know. It’s way too early in the morning to be talking about things like tater tot casseroles.
I was sick all weekend – all weekend! – and didn’t have time to get a bunch of yummy things baked and photographed. I made this and it’s delicious and amazing but I couldn’t stop coughing long enough to take pictures. Being sick is the worst.
I threw this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole together for my kids yesterday and there wasn’t a tater tot left by the end of dinner. They loved it! I won’t lie, I didn’t think it sounded very good but I stole a couple bites and didn’t hate it. I like sloppy joes, I love tater tots – so yeah, I think I’m just embarrassed to say that I liked it.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- salt and pepper
- 1 15.5 ounce can sloppy joe sauce
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 16 ounce bag tater tots
Preheat oven to 350F.
Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Brown ground beef, breaking it up, until no pink remains. Drain, return to pan, and season with salt and pepper. Add sloppy joe sauce and cream of mushroom sauce. Stir until everything is combined.
Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch pan. Top with sharp cheddar cheese. Arrange tater tots on top.
Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes or until tater tots are cooked and golden brown.
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