OMG, Get out of town, shut the front door, this Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe is INSANE! The only real reason I made this is because I made Weeknight Homemade Sloppy Joes for my good friends over at The Inspired Home and I had a ton of leftovers after every one was good and full. So I started to think to myself, what should I do with all this leftover goodness? Then it hit, Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe!! BOOM!! Talk about delicious, whoa! It’s crazy because in less than 2 weeks I made sloppy joes 3 times. The other time was in this Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe with Mozzarella and Pickles which was dang good and could be used in this recipe as well.
Homemade sloppy joes are really easy to make. I’ve kind of been on this kick lately of knowing what’s in my food and if I can do it homemade then why wouldn’t I? The sauce for sloppy joes is literally ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and soy sauce, that’s it. So the next time you’re thinking of popping open a can or tearing open a packet remember that you probably already have all of these ingredients on your shelves so give it a try.
The next thing that is on top is some crispy bacon I had leftover, some cut up bread and butter pickles and some balsamic onions. I’ve mad balsamic onions a few times in some other recipes and it is just so easy. Literally roasting onions while brushing them with balsamic vinegar every 5 to 7 minutes for about 30 minute on 400°, that’s all folks, it’s that simple.
The tater tots of course were already pre-made, sorry was not going to take the time to make those by hand, I have way more things to do then to worry about forming perfect little potato puffs, no offense. If you want a killer nachos recipe then this Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe is where it’s at! It’s like that Wednesday night family meal all into one, you’re welcome :-).
Sloppy Joes Tater Tot Nachos Recipe
- 2 thickly sliced sweet onions
- 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic
- 1 each seeded and diced red and yellow bell pepper
- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 1 cup of ketchup
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of mustard
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup of water
- 1 cup of shredded pepper Jack cheese
- 1 cup of shredded Colby Jack cheese
- 2 pound bag of heated up and cooked tater tots
- 8 strips of chopped crisp cooked bacon
- 1 cup of small diced bread and butter pickles
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Place the onion slices on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and put in the oven.
In a small bowl whisk together the balsamic vinegar and sugar and brush the onions in the oven every 5 to 7 minutes for 30 minutes or until they are caramelized.
Remove the onions from the oven and small dice. Set aside.
In a large saute pan on high heat with 1 tablespoons of olive oil add in the garlic and peppers and saute for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.
Add in the beef and cook until there is no more pink.
Next add in the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce and mix it in until it is completely combined. Add water to thin out.
To Plate: Place the hot tater tots on a sheet tray or in a bowl and sprinkle on the cheese and place under the broiler on high heat until it is melted and lightly browned, about 2 to 4 minutes.
Next, add the sloppy joes, chopped onions, chopped bacon and butter pickles to the top and serve!