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Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.



Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty meal perfect for cold weather. 

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

This fun twist on a classic meatloaf is baked with tater tots, mozzarella, cheddar and bacon on top.

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

This tasty ground beef casserole takes about an hour and a half from start to finish and serves six people.

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this ground beef and tater tot casserole, I started by dumping some ketchup and Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ sauce into a small mixing bowl.

ketchup and bbq sauce in a mixing bowl

I stirred until the sauces were well combined and then set the bowl aside.

I dumped two pounds of lean ground beef into a large mixing bowl.

Then I placed some Ritz crackers in a large Ziploc bag.

Ritz crackers in a Ziploc bag

I used a rolling pin to crush the Ritz crackers.

Then I added the Ritz cracker crumbs to the bowl with the ground beef.

raw ground beef and Ritz cracker crumbs in a mixing bowl

I also added some Lipton onion soup mix and eggs to the bowl.

Then I took 1/2 cup of the ketchup and BBQ sauce mixture and added it to the bowl.

raw ground beef, Ritz cracker crumbs, bbq sauce and eggs in a mixing bowl

I used my hands to combine all of the ingredients well.

ground beef mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I pressed the meatloaf mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

raw meatloaf mixture in a baking dish

I spread the remaining ketchup and BBQ sauce mixture over the meat.

bbq sauce on top of meatloaf mixture in a baking dish

Then I placed some frozen tater tots in a single layer on top of the sauce.

frozen tater tots on top of meatloaf casserole

I sprinkled some shredded mozzarella and cheddar blend and some crumbled bacon on top of the tater tots.

crumbled bacon and shredded cheese on top of meatloaf casserole before baking

I covered the baking dish with aluminum foil and placed it in the oven to bake for 35 minutes.

After 35 minutes, I removed the foil and left the casserole to continue baking, uncovered for another 40 minutes.

I removed the casserole from the oven and left it to sit for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

This juicy meatloaf casserole is packed with flavour.

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

The crispy tater tots on top add great texture to this casserole.

If you are looking for a hearty ground beef dinner recipe, then you need to try this Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole!

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory & Brown Sugar barbecue sauce
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 30 Ritz crackers
  • 2 oz Lipton onion soup mix
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 24 oz frozen tater tots
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Dump ketchup and barbecue sauce into a small mixing bowl.
  3. Stir well and set aside.
  4. Dump ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Place the Ritz crackers in a large Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
  6. Pour the Ritz cracker crumbs into the bowl with the ground beef.
  7. Add the onion soup mix, eggs and 1/2 cup of the ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture to bowl with the ground beef.
  8. Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients well.
  9. Press the meat mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  10. Spread the remaining ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture on top of the meat.
  11. Place the frozen tater tots in a single layer on top of the sauce.
  12. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the tater tots followed by the bacon bits.
  13. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  14. Place the dish in the oven and bake the casserole for 35 minutes.
  15. After 35 minutes remove the foil and continue baking for another 40 minutes or until the ground beef is cooked through.
  16. Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 6 people

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole

Cheesy Tater Tot Meatloaf Casserole is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with a meatloaf base, topped with a ketchup and bbq sauce glaze, tater tots, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar barbecue sauce
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 30 Ritz crackers
  • 2 oz Lipton onion soup mix
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 24 oz frozen tater tots
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Dump ketchup and barbecue sauce into a small mixing bowl.
  3. Stir well and set aside.
  4. Dump ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Place the Ritz crackers in a large Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
  6. Pour the Ritz cracker crumbs into the bowl with the ground beef.
  7. Add the onion soup mix, eggs and 1/2 cup of the ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture to bowl with the ground beef.
  8. Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients well.
  9. Press the meat mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  10. Spread the remaining ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture on top of the meat.
  11. Place the frozen tater tots in a single layer on top of the sauce.
  12. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the tater tots followed by the bacon bits.
  13. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  14. Place the dish in the oven and bake the casserole for 35 minutes.
  15. After 35 minutes remove the foil and continue baking for another 40 minutes or until the ground beef is cooked through.
  16. Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

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