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BBQ Beef Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole | Sloppy joe tater tot casserole is a family favorite dinner. Seasoned bbq ground beef is topped with cheese and mini tater tots that are cooked to crispy perfection. Kids love this sweet bbq tater tot casserole | Together as Family #casserolerecipes #easydinnerrecipes #groundbeefrecipes
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Sloppy joe tater tot casserole is a family favorite dinner. Seasoned bbq ground beef is topped with cheese and mini tater tots that are cooked to crispy perfection. Kids love this sweet bbq tater tot casserole.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 oz) sloppy joe sauce
  • 1 can (16 oz) baked beans do not drain
  • 1 can (15 oz) corn drained
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 cups frozen miniature tater tots
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheese any variety

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • In a large skillet pan, over medium-high heat, brown ground beef and salt until meat is no longer pink. Break up and crumble meat as you cook it. Drain.
  • Add sloppy joe sauce, baked beans (do not drain), corn (drained), bbq sauce, mustard, and spices. Stir together and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. It should get slightly thicker as it simmers. 
  • Spread meat mixture into bottom of the baking dish. Top with shredded cheese and then layer the frozen tater tots, in a single later, over top the cheese.
  • Cook for 30-35 minutes or until tater tots are browned and cooked through, and the casserole is hot and bubbling. 
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with additional shredded cheese and green onions if wanted. 

Notes

I would suggest not using a sweet variety of the baked beans and the bbq sauce. It will make the casserole sweet. I use regular baked beans + a honey bbq. Or you can use a brown sugar baked bean + regular bbq sauce. 
The miniature tater tots cook quicker and they're smaller bites for kids. If you use regular sized tater tots, you may have to increase the cook time slightly.