Tater Beef Bake Recipe
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Tater Beef Bake Recipe

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I combined two childhood classics—sloppy joes and Tater Tots—to create this home-style dinner that will keep your youngsters coming back for more. —Karla Wiederholt, Cuba City, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 envelopes sloppy joe mix
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3-1/2 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 6 cups frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 431 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1356mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water and sloppy joe mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until thickened. Add tomato paste; stir until blended. Add green beans and mushrooms.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with Tater Tots. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Tater Beef Bake in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p63

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Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. The only thing I would change would be the amount of green beans to 2 cups. Other than that, it was very good."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"its vary good I will make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"I've made this recipe twice now and really like it.

It's easy to prepare and tasty.
The second time I didn't have tomato paste and used a small can of crushes tomatoes instead and it came out fine. I also substituted a bag of mixed vegetables for the green beans."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"This was just ok to us. We weren't fans of the sloppy joe mix with the tomato paste. It tasted off to us. I also added in mixed vegetables instead of just green beans, and those tasted fine. I did let it sit in the warm meat mixture for a bit before putting it in the oven, so I think that stopped the vegetables from staying too crispy. I added a bit of extra cheese, like a previous reviewer, below the tater tots. The tater tots weren't crispy, they came out a bit soft, but not mushy. If I try this recipe again, I will try to cut back on the tomato and see if that helps balance out the taste. Otherwise, it was a quick, inexpensive, easy meal!"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"Great to do the sloppy joe mix instead of gloppy soup!"

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