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Barbecue Beef Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
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Barbecue Beef Tater Tot Casserole

Course Beef, Casserole, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue-beef-tater-tot-casserole, easy-ground-beef-recipes, tater-tot-casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Stand time 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1 16 oz bottle barbecue sauce
  • 1 14 oz can Mexican corn with peppers drained
  • 1 10 oz can tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 Tbsp barbecue seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 30 oz bag crispy crowns or tater tots
  • 2 green onion thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spritz an 12 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet on the stovetop. cook ground beef and onion in a few drizzles of olive oil. Cook over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Drain any excess fat from the pan.
  • To the beef add barbecue sauce, corn, tomatoes, barbecue seasoning, salt, pepper and cumin. Mix well, and simmer over medium for 5 minutes. Pour into the dish.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheese over the top. Arrange tater tots on top, lining the edge of the dish first.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and golden. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese in the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese in the last 5 minutes of baking.