Who doesn’t love a good sloppy joe? A easy to make homemade sloppy joe sauce makes this Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole delicious and family pleasing!
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It’s no surprise that we are fans of eating sloppy joe’s. It’s fast, simple, and perfect to basically throw together on a whim. One of our favorite go to weeknight dinners just so happen to be our Not Your Momma’s Sloppy Joes.
As I was browsing Pinterest one day, as I do everyday, (you can find me here) I saw where people were making sloppy joe casseroles. They were everywhere. I mentioned to Zack one evening what he thought about it because I had placed it on our menu for the upcoming week. He said that to him it just didn’t sound appetizing. This has never deterred me because there are many many times where I mention what we are having for dinner, something I’ve either made up, or something I’ve seen floating around Pinterest, and he’ll be honest and say “that just doesn’t sound good to me.” Then I make it, and he changes his mind. So his opinion on thoughts of food go in one ear and out the other.
That was the case with our sloppy joe tater tot casserole, he didn’t think it was going to be good, tried it and his opinion changed. He said it was delicious and had apparently been picturing something different. The kids ate this up! Kelsie has already requested to have it again soon.
So let’s get to this recipe, it’s easy, you’ll love it, case closed!
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
- 2 teaspoon steak seasoning
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vinegar most any will do, I’ve used quite a few
- 1 bag of tater tots
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a baking dish, I used a 9x9.
Add your oil to a medium sized skillet and heat over medium heat.
Add your ground beef, brown sugar, and steak seasoning.
Brown your meat, toss in your worcestershire sauce and onion.
Once your meat is cooked through and your onions are translucent add your tomato paste, sauce, and vinegar.
Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Place a single layer of your tater tots in the bottom of the baking dish.
Pour your sloppy joe mix in on top, evenly.
Place a single layer of tater tots on top of your sloppy joe mix.
Season with salt and pepper across the top.
Bake for 30-45 minutes or until your tater tots are golden brown and your sloppy joe mix is bubbling up the sides.