It’s officially casserole season! This twist on a sloppy joe is just as easy to make and just as delicious. Follow the recipe to indulge in a homemade sloppy joe sauce or use your favorite store-bought variety for an even faster meal prep.


  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bag (32 oz) Ore-Ida Tater Tots frozen potatoes
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c. chopped dill pickles


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 13×9 inch (3 quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 7 – 9 minutes, stirring frequently until brown. Drain and return to skillet.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and salt. Cook 2 – 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until boiling.
  5. Place half of the frozen potatoes in a single layer in bottom of baking dish. Pour beef mixture on top.
  6. Top with 1 cup of cheddar cheese, then add remaining potatoes, then remaining cup of cheese.
  7. Bake 45 – 55 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and potatoes are lightly browned. Top with chopped pickles.