Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Other Time
45 Mins
Makes 8 servings

This 5-ingredient casserole features convenient frozen hash brown potatoes, a can of Sloppy Joe sauce and can of chili.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 7 to 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Stir in sloppy joe sauce and chili.

Step 2

Spoon chili mixture into 8 lightly greased 10-oz. ramekins. Top with frozen hash browns.

Step 3

Bake, covered, at 425° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 10 more minutes or until browned and crisp. Sprinkle with cheese, and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

Step 4

Note: We tested with Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce and Hormel Chili with Beans. Chili mixture can be baked in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

Bryleesmomma's Review

October 05, 2013
Made this just like the recipe said except I added onions when I was cooking the beef. Yum!

kmac23va's Review

July 09, 2013
The ingredients list is a little confusing when it comes to the hash browns, since it mentions 30 oz and 4 cups (which is 30 oz about). It's definitely using half of a 30oz bag. Beyond that little confusion, this tastes really good and was quite easy to make.

Vada1978's Review

November 09, 2012

emilyirvin's Review

January 16, 2014
I'm moving to another state, so trying to use up ingredients I have in the pantry. I mixed panko bread crumbs with the cheese. It was awesome, and solved the problem of the potatoes not being crispy enough. Yum.

lazychef2's Review

December 28, 2013
I have made this multiple times using the exact ingredients listed. It's simple and satisfying. The only changes I made were to mix the hash browns in after the initial cooking and recovered it. This is only because we don't care for crunchy. I also only melted the cheese for 1 minute.

Deblynn's Review

November 12, 2013

lynandmas's Review

January 23, 2011
Easy and tasty. Double it for a crowd; but be careful, the cheese melts quickly and you don't want it to burn.

julia8284's Review

January 10, 2012
This is delicious. I easily lightened it with 99% fat free ground turkey breast and Hormel vegetarian chili with beans and 2% cheddar. I found that I had to turn my oven to broiler for about 2-3 minutes before putting on the cheese because the hashbrowns were cooked, they just didn't brown like the recipe said. I will definitely make it again soon and next time, I'll double the recipe and freeze some. Otherwise, you're left with half a bag of hashbrowns in your freezer which may or may not get used.

gmac90's Review

October 18, 2013

BradJZ's Review

October 23, 2012
This recipe has become an instant favorite with my family. Perfect for a chilly autumn evening at home. Once out of the oven, this is bubbling hot! Allow the chili to cool down a bit before serving. Served with a side of buttered broccoli, sopped up with a warm, homemade bun and washed back with a good beer. I highly recommend the Cheesy Chili Hash Brown Bake.