Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is very easy and a good one for kids (and husbands).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (29 ounce) can baked beans, use a good quality brand
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chili, use good brand
  • 14 cup ketchup
  • 14 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 lb reduced-fat hot dogs, sliced into 1/2-inch coins
  • 1 (32 ounce) bag frozen tater tots, thawed
  • 14-12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • additional ketchup (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 casserole pan; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the baked beans, chili, ketchup, onions, mustard and hot dog "coins." Stir well. Bring to a light boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Pour the saucepan mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  4. Top evenly with the thawed tator tots. Lightly sprinklewith salt.
  5. Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the 2 cups cheese. (At this point you can squirt swirly ketchup designs over the cheese, but that's optional).
  7. Return to hot oven for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted to liking.
Most Helpful

I received a recipe similar to this from my niece but lost it...I'm so glad I was able to find it on Recipe Zaar:-) I did change the ketchup to barbecue sauce since I didn't have any ketchup in the house. I also added cubed Velveeta on top of the mixture prior to adding the tater tots which REALLY made it cheesy. You know what they say...You can never have too much cheese

hubs76 May 03, 2010

Pretty good. Love the addition of the chili. My tater tots never seem to be cooked through when I make these types of casseroles, even though these were thawed out.

Laura O. August 29, 2013

This was AWESOME! Very tasty. I could see how it would be a big hit with kids- us two adults loved it! :)

Meri Beth October 22, 2009