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.


  • 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

  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!