Philly Cheesesteak Tater Tot Casserole is a cheesy beef casserole recipe mixed with onion, green bell pepper, provolone cheese, and potato tater tots. An easy dinner idea for busy nights for the family. #beefcasserole #cheesesteak #hamburgercasserole
Cook the ground beef until cooked through, approximately 7-10 minutes. Drain excess fat.
Add the onion and green bell pepper. Cook until softened, approximately 3-5 minutes.
Add the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the meat. Stir until fragrant, approximately 1 minute.
Add the chicken stock. Stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Pour the meat mixture into a 6x9 inch baking dish. Lay out half of the cheese slices across the meat (or if using shredded cheese, sprinkle 1 cup across the meat).
Layer the tater tots in rows across the top, using approximately 1 pound of tater tots (1/2 standard bag). Lay the remaining cheese slices across the top of the tater tots (or sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese).
Bake the casserole until the tots are cooked through when inserting a fork and the cheese is melted, approximately 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
I found the smaller 6x9 inch baking dish was perfect for this recipe. A "normal" baking dish is much larger and would give you less meat for the same amount of tater tot coverage. Other options include doubling up the meat for a larger casserole, making more servings, or using any other smaller baking dish like loaf pans or square dishes.