There are certain things that we look for when making a meal and when something is about to hit on all of the factors, it is added into our regular menu plan. First of all, it needs to be delicious because none of us want to eat substandard food. Secondly, it has to be easy to make because many of us live very busy lives. Finally, it needs to be kid approved. This recipe hits on every factor and more.
The recipe is for a sloppy Joe tater tot casserole and it is sure to be a fantastic dinner for your family. In fact, you can throw one of these meals together in no time at all and begin eating it before you know it. Your family will think you slaved over a hot stove all day; you will know the truth.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup onion, chopped
15 ounces tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon mustard
½ teaspoon salt
32 ounces frozen tater tots
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup dill pickles, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a large nonstick pan, brown beef and onion over medium-high for about 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain beef mixture of any grease, then return to the heat. Stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, worcestershire, mustard, and salt, cooking 2-3 more minutes, stirring frequently until simmering.
Layer half the frozen tater tots in the bottom of the baking dish, in a single layer. Spoon the beef mixture on top, then top with 1 cup of cheese, remaining potatoes, then the rest of the cheese.
Bake 45-55 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve topped with chopped pickles. Enjoy!