Sloppy Joe tater tot casserole is both quick and easy and kid friendly. With all the flavors you love in a Sloppy Joe and the fun of tater tots!
Here’s another easy meal that’s kid friendly too. Just a heads up though, this is not going to be pretty. Like most casseroles, it’s going to be a smorgasbord of things all mashed together into one big dish. It is the bane of a food blogger and always a challenge to try and make it look less like a pile of unidentifiable food you might want to run away from and more like something you would want to eat. But I can promise you one thing. It will taste yummy.
Anyway, I wanted to play around with some tater tots because one, everyone does it and two, they are so darn cute. Commence daydreams of arranging an army of tater tots in a casserole dish. And seriously, these little things are like an army.
So I found this recipe where Sloppy Joes meets tater tots and decided to give it a go. It’s simple, it’s tasty and it’s ready to go. And it has all the flavors you love in a Sloppy Joe with all the fun of tater tots.
This is simple, really it is. Sauté some onions, garlic, bell peppers, corn and add some ground beef. Then season with some cream cheese and Sloppy Joe sauce and a couple of seasonings. Dump it all in the casserole and top with cheddar cheese. Line up your army of tater tots and top it with more cheese love. And that’s all there is to it. One paragraph. That’s how simple it is.
Some notes: I used about 90% of the bag of frozen tater tots but you might have leftovers like me. Also I added some smoked paprika, salt and pepper because even though the Sloppy Joe sauce tastes great on its own, I wanted a slightly deeper flavor. Smoked paprika makes things all smoky!
And that’s about it. Enjoy and happy eats!Print