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Tater Beef Bake

 Tater Beef Bake
Karla Wiederholt of Cuba City, Wisconsin combines two childhood classics—sloppy joes and Tater Tots—to create this home-style dinner that will keep your youngsters coming back for more. “Serve this with rolls, and dinner is ready!“ she writes.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-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.