Are you hungry and pressed for time? This is the perfect dinner recipe to have on hand after a long day at work when you really want a meal that tastes great — but you want to make it fast!
This sloppy joe tater tot casserole is easy to make and delicious. Choosing a quality, good-tasting canned sloppy joe mix, such as Manwich, is key to this great recipe, which really is the best tater tot casserole recipe I’ve come across!
Sloppy Joe Tatter Tot Casserole Recipe
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If you’ve never done so before, you can absolutely use tater tots in a variety of recipes. They make a scrumptious, crispy potato topping for baked dishes, and they are superb for this casserole.
As with most recipes that use ground beef, you can substitute ground turkey for it in this recipe; it has less fat and you won’t sacrifice on flavor. Canned corn is a great addition that adds substance to this casserole. If you want, you can substitute a 15-ounce can of rinsed and drained black beans for the corn, or even add a smaller can of black beans along with the corn for an extra hearty dish!
The flavor of cheddar cheese is wonderful in this casserole, but you can replace it with another favorite cheese – more mild or more spicy — if you prefer. You can make this casserole a little spicier with your choice of cheese, or you can toss some sliced jalapeños across the top before baking.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 can of sloppy joe mix
- 1 can of corn drained
- 16 oz bag of tater tots 1
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Cook ground beef and crumble, drain off excess fat.
Mix in sloppy joe mix and can of corn.
Pour the meat mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
Evenly distribute cheese across the top of the meat mixture.
Top with tater tots.
Bake at 450 degrees for 20-30 minutes, or until tater tots are golden brown.
This sloppy joe tater tot casserole is just great when served with cornbread because the flavors really complement each other. Add a side tossed salad or cole slaw, and you have made a quick meal that you can easily prepare even after a full day at work! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by this sloppy joe tater tot casserole that’s actually fun to make! You and your household will be thrilled with how wonderful it tastes — so enjoy!
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Recipe inspired by Buns in my Oven