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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours + standing


10 servings

Updated: Dec. 09, 2022
This sloppy joe Tater Tot casserole is an easy dinner for both you and the kids. Serve with carrot and celery sticks for a fuss-free feast. You can also stir in some spicy brown mustard if the adults want more zing. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California
Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 bag (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots, divided
  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Place half the Tater Tots in bottom of 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes, breaking into crumbles. Drain. Stir in the next 8 ingredients; reduce heat and simmer 2-3 minutes. Place beef mixture in slow cooker; top with remaining Tater Tots. Cook, covered, on low 4 hours.
  3. Top with cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Let stand, uncovered, 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 466 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1332mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein.

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