Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What's for Dinner Wednesday~Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Happy Wednesday friends.  Been a busy and crazy week for us thus far. One of our sweet pups had to have emergency surgery Monday evening.  He decided to eat his bandage we had put on his front leg to keep a hot spot clean and dry last week and it got stuck. No fun!! He did great through the surgery and is recovering, but it will take time.  We are praying today is the last day at the vet, and he can come home to finish his recovery as we have been having to drive him between his ER doc and regular vet each day (one keeps him at night the other during the daytime hours).

I posted a pic of this recipe last night on Instagram.  I have to give our #2 credit for making it while we were making one of our many trips home from our pup's ER doc's office. She said it was really easy to put together.  So many requested the recipe after seeing it, so here ya go.

Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

(original recipe can be found here)


1 LB ground beef (we use 90/10 grass fed)
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 (15 oz can) no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/4 C ketchup
2 TBS tomato paste
1 TBS yellow mustard
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (2 pound package) frozen tater tots (Ore Ida's are gluten free)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Using a large 12-13 inch oven safe skillet or sauté pan, brown the ground beef with the onions and the bell pepper over medium high heat until the meat is fully cooked and crumbly, about 10 minutes.  Add all of the remaining ingredients except the tater tots and stir well to combine.
3. Arrange the tater tots in a single layer on top of the sloppy joe mixture in the pan.  Cook uncovered in preheated oven until the tater tots are cooked through and golden brown, 25-30 minutes (she set the broiler for just a couple minutes in the end to get them crispy, be sure to keep an eye on them so they don't burn).
4. Serve hot and enjoy!

Y'all it was delicious. Another one pan meal that is great for those busy week nights.


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Creative and yummy. Tater tots are such an awesome food. We recently had an eggs benedict with tater tots.

Laura said...

I hope the family pet is better soon! Recipe looks delish and I'm sure it tasted even better since someone else made it!

Billie Jo said...

So sorry about your pup...
Our Kirby has a hot spot too!!!
And thank you for the recipe!
Love it!
Have a cozy evening, my friend.

Tanya said...

So sorry about your dog! Hope he's feeling better soon. This recipe looks so good! I'm making it next week to take to my friend whose son is in the hospital. Looks delicious!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh my gosh about your sweet pup. I hope he feels better soon. I am going to try this with my granddaughter. She is 7 and has a love affair with anything tater tot! I bet she will love this one.
Hope the rest of the week goes better.

Decor To Adore said...

Yes, indeed I had to come over to get this recipe. Yum! Get well wishes to your furry family member.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

This really looks delicious and we're big tater tot fans over here. :) So glad your pup is doing better and you're getting to sleep again at night. Happy Saturday!

NanaDiana said...

Sounds like something the grandkids would love.

When my hubby's mother was alive she was the worst cook in the world (Sorry Betty). She put tater tops on top of EVERYTHING AND put olives in every casserole she ever made. lol Because of that I have avoided tater tots for years. I might try this for the kids though. xo Diana

Stacey said...

That just has to be good with those ingredients!!