Crock Pot Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole

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Looking for a new weeknight dinner?  Crock Pot Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole is a play on the Steak N Shake Frisco Melt with a saucy sweet base and loads of cheese.

Crock Pot Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole Recipe:

I don’t deny it.  Frisco Melts are my jam. It’s what I order every time I go to Steak N Shake, which is actually not very often (insert sad face).  That’s why I’ve created numerous ways to get my Frisco Melt fix.

  1.  Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper which is a quick stove-top dinner.  My friend Tammi made it for her family and now it’s on the menu practically every single week.
  2. Sloppy Frisco Melt Joes are easy to serve on a bun.  It’s a fun cross between a traditional sloppy joe and a Frisco Melt.  Sloppy and delicious!
  3. Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole hits the spot crispy tater tots layered on top of a sweet and saucy Frisco Melt ground beef mixture.

To take my obsession one step further, I converted my oven version of Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole into a slow cooker version.  In all honestly, this creates an entirely new casserole.

In the oven version, the tots get golden brown and crispy on top.  A Crock Pot holds in the moisture from the cooking process, and the casserole is more like a ground beef and potato casserole surrounded by Frisco Melt sauce.

Slow Cooker Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole has a delicious sauce that is made from a base of ketchup, French dressing and Thousand Island dressing, and the cheesy factor is a combination of Velveeta (cheese melt) and Swiss cheese.

How to Make a Crock Pot Tater Tot Cheeseburger Casserole:

Instructions:

  1. Brown ground beef; season with salt and pepper. Drain excess grease if needed.
  2. Turn off heat and add ketchup, French and Thousand Island Dressings, Worcestershire sauce and Velveeta; stir until combined.
  3. Add ground beef mixture to frozen tater tots; stir.
  4. Pour into a crock pot insert that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Sprinkle shredded Swiss cheese over top.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

For the full recipe for slow cooker tater tot casserole (Frisco Melt), scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole:

  • Looking for recipes for your casserole crock pot? This is the perfect recipe for that.  Mine is a 3.5 quart casserole crock pot.  Use a standard crock pot too if that’s what you have.
  • Start with frozen tater tots in this slow cooker cheesy tater tot casserole.
  • You can use all French dressing or all Thousand Island dressing if you have one but not the other.
  • If you want the cheese to get browned, check your owner’s manual on your crock pot.  You may be able to put the crock pot insert under the broiler for 1 – 2 minutes right before serving.
  • Try substituting cheddar cheese for Swiss if desired.

Our Favorite Ground Beef Recipes

My kids eat ground beef in without any fuss.  That’s why my weekly meal rotation has many recipes using ground beef.  Here’s some of my family’s favorites:

Spaghetti Pie

American Goulash

Hamburger Vegetable Soup with V8

Classic Sloppy Joes

Enchilada Meatloaf (Slow Cooker)

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Crock Pot Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole

Looking for a new weeknight dinner?  Crock Pot Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole is a play on the Steak N Shake Frisco Melt with a saucy sweet base and loads of cheese. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock pot frisco melt tater tot casserole, crock pot tater tot cheeseburger casserole, slow cooker frisco melt tater tot casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 567kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces frozen tater tots
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Velveeta cheese melt
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup French dressing
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef, season with salt and pepper; drain excess grease if necessary.
  • Turn off heat; add Velveeta, ketchup, French and Thousand Island dressings, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add the ground beef mixture to the frozen tots; stir until combined.
  • Pour into a crock pot insert that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray; top with shredded Swiss cheese.
  • Cover, and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours.
  • If desired, broil casserole in the crock pot insert for 1 - 2 minutes to brown the top. Be sure to check your user manual for your slow cooker before attempting this step.

Notes

  • Looking for recipes for your casserole crock pot? This is the perfect recipe for that.  Mine is a 3.5 quart casserole crock pot.  Use a standard crock pot too if that's what you have.
  • Start with frozen tater tots in this slow cooker cheesy tater tot casserole.
  • You can use all French dressing or all Thousand Island dressing if you have one but not the other.
  • If you want the cheese to get browned, check your owner's manual on your crock pot.  You may be able to put the crock pot insert under the broiler for 1 - 2 minutes right before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 2mg

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