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4-Ingredient Velveeta Queso Recipe With Ground Beef & Rotel

The addition of browned ground beef in this Velveeta queso dip recipe really stretches this delicious white cheese dip to feed a hungry crowd! Always a crowd pleaser, this meaty queso dip uses just 4 ingredients… Make it in a large skillet on the stove top or take it on the go in your slow cooker!!

white queso dip with meat served with tortilla chips

Beefy White Queso Dip

Are you ready for the Big Game this Sunday? Trademarks prevent me from referring to it as any more than this, but I think you know what I’m talking about…

You know, THE GAME that some people watch for the football, while others watch for the halftime show, and still others (like me) watch for the commercials. I think I probably watch more commercials on this single night than the rest of the year combined. Mad appreciation for the DVR!

Regardless of why you’re watching, snacks on big game days are always appreciated, and easy dip recipes make snacking simple and delicious… And they just don’t get much easier than this white queso dip with meat. Make this Velveeta queso recipe in a large skillet on the stove top or in your crock pot if you want to take it on the go — so versatile!!

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Ingredients for Velveeta Queso Recipe With Ground Beef

Who doesn’t love a good Rotel dip recipe?! I mean, they’re always a huge hit, and this easy hamburger dip recipe made with a can of Rotel tomatoes is no exception…

My beef queso dip is a simple take on the classic Velveeta Rotel dip. But instead of using the regular yellow Velveeta, I use the Velveeta queso blanco, a mild and creamy white cheese. Then I add browned ground beef, along with the Rotel, and some chopped green onions for a bit of bite.

That’s right — this cheesy Rotel dip with beef is just FOUR ingredients, and SOOOOOO creamy and delicious!

Here’s What You Need:

browned ground beef — I purchase all of my ground beef from ButcherBox. All of their ground beef is 100% grass-fed & grass-finished from cows that are humanely raised with no added hormones and no antibiotics ever. In other words, it’s super high quality and actually very affordable, especially when they offer their Ground Beef Blast deals. That’s when I always stock my freezer, because it works out to just $6 per pound!!

Velveeta queso blancoVelveeta queso blanco has a milder flavor than regular Velveeta. It melts to a super smooth and creamy consistency, and makes the best white queso dip (in my opinion)… This Velveeta hamburger dip recipe wouldn’t be the same without it!

Rotel tomatoes & green chilies — Rotel is such a classic way to add great flavor to any cheesy dip. The original variety, which features zesty tomatoes and green chilies, is pretty mild, but they do also offer an actual mild Rotel variety if you prefer absolutely no heat. On the other hand, they also offer a Serrano Rotel variety — just in case you really want to spice this Velveeta queso recipe up!

chopped green onions –green onions provide some freshness and a little bite in this simple recipe. The green parts are a little milder, with the white parts being more pungent. I use a combo of both mixed into the dip, while reserving some of the greens to sprinkle over the top before serving.

BTW, check out this spicy sausage dip, if you’re looking for a cheese dip with meat that’s a little spicier than this Velveeta cheeseburger dip recipe…

how to make velveeta cheese dip being scooped from dip bowl with tortilla chip

How To Make Velveeta Cheese Dip

Whether you choose to make this Velveeta cheese dip recipe on the stove top or in your crock pot, I think you’ll agree that it’s as easy as can be!

1| Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking it up into small pieces as it’s cooking. One of these ground meat choppers really simplifies this step! When the hamburger meat is sufficiently browned, drain off any excess grease.

2| If you’re planning to prepare this Velveeta queso recipe on the stovetop, just leave the browned hamburger in the skillet and dump in 2 cans of Rotel.

If you’re moving the hamburger cheese dip to your slow cooker, transfer the browned ground beef to the crockpot insert, and dump the 2 cans of Rotel in with it. BTW, I highly recommend first lining the insert with these disposable slow cooker liners for easy clean-up!

3| Add the cubed blocks of Velveeta queso blanco to the hamburger Rotel mixture. Cook over medium-low heat on the stovetop until fully combined, stirring frequently.

If you’re preparing this queso dip with meat in the crockpot, the cook time will vary. Simply choose any heat setting based on how soon you plan to serve this Velveeta queso recipe. Just make sure turn it down to “keep warm” after the Velveeta is fully melted to avoid scorching the ground beef cheese dip.

velveeta cheese dip with ground beef with tortilla chips in a dip bowl

Velveeta Queso Recipe With Ground Beef

I love how the browned ground beef helps stretch this Velveeta queso recipe to feed a hungry crowd… It makes this Velveeta cheese dip with ground beef super budget friendly, while keeping it easy to prepare.

Seriously — I picked up ALL of the ingredients for this beef queso dip, including a large bag of tortilla chips, for just under $15. If that’s not party perfect, I don’t know what is!

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velveeta queso recipe garnished with chopped green onions surrounded by tortila chips

Velveeta White Queso Dip With Ground Beef

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

The addition of browned ground beef in this Velveeta queso dip recipe really stretches this delicious white cheese dip to feed a hungry crowd! Always a crowd pleaser, this meaty queso dip uses just 4 ingredients... Make it in a large skillet on the stove top or take it on the go in your slow cooker!!

Ingredients

Instructions

Stovetop Method

  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Break it up into small pieces as it’s cooking. Drain off any excess grease, as necessary.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and dump in 2 cans of Rotel.
  3. Add the cubed Velveeta queso blanco and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until the cheese melts and everything is fully combined.
  4. Garnish with a little bit of additional chopped green onions. Serve warm with your favorite tortilla chips.

Crockpot Method

  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Break it up into small pieces as it’s cooking. Drain off any excess grease, as necessary.
  2. Transfer the browned hamburger meat to your crockpot insert, and dump in 2 cans of Rotel.
  3. Add the cubed Velveeta queso blanco and cover. Choose your desired heat setting depending on when you want to serve your dip. Heat stirring occasionally until fully combined, about one hour on low heat. Turn heat down to the keep warm setting.
  4. Garnish with a little bit of additional chopped green onions. Serve warm with your favorite tortilla chips.

Notes

Store leftover Velveeta queso dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or in a crockpot to warm it through before serving again.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98.9Total Fat: 7.3gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 24.2mgSodium: 89.2mgCarbohydrates: 1.0gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.4gProtein: 7.0g

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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5 More Amazing Dip Recipes

If this Velveeta queso recipe just isn’t your thing *gasp*, here are some more hearty dip recipes for your next gathering:

  • Sausage Cream Cheese Dip — if you’re looking for an insanely easy and delicious dip recipe, this pork sausage cream cheese dip is THE ONE!! Just 3 ingredients + 3 steps to prepare.
  • Crockpot Pizza Dip — this AH-MAZING hot pepperoni pizza dip is elevated to pizza supreme status with the addition of diced green & red bell peppers and black olives!
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip With Canned Chicken — this buffalo chicken dip is a deliciously close copy of our favorite appetizer served at a local bar and grill, perfect for tailgating!
  • Warm Jalapeno Popper Dip — this warm and creamy jalapeño popper dip recipe is sure to be a game day favorite!
  • Sour Cream Chip Dip — if you’re a chips and dip junkie, you’re going to LOVE this out-of-this-world chip dip recipe made from only 3 ingredients!

I’d love to see how your beef queso dip turns out… Tag me @Unsophisticook on Instagram or use the hashtag #Unsophisticook so I can check it out. Enjoy!

Jenny

Sunday 11th of February 2024

Hi. Do I drain the cans of Rotel or dump in with juice?

Tara Kuczykowski

Sunday 11th of February 2024

Hi Jenny! No need to drain them, just dump them in juice and all.

Susan

Wednesday 11th of September 2013

This is so good, I make it for game days. I also add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, you don't taste it but it really helps keep the cheese dip soft and creamy. I put it in all my cheese dips. I also season the ground beef with some cumin and fajita seasoning, just enough to give it a little Mexican kick and garnish it with cilantro.

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Wednesday 11th of September 2013

The mushroom soup sounds like a fantastic idea, Susan! I will definitely have to try that.

Cassie | Bake Your Day

Monday 4th of February 2013

This is an all-time favorite dip for me. I love it!

Angie

Thursday 31st of January 2013

Looks so good, I could eat the whole bowl!

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

Yummy, yum, YUM! I could eat that entire bowl!

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