Ground beef queso is everyone’s favorite appetizer. This irresistible cheese and meat dip is made with hamburger and velveeta. This creamy, cheesy appetizer is ready in about 20 minutes.
Why it's awesome
It's easy to make for beginning cooks. This beef queso dip is so simple but tastes like restaurant take out! Make it on the stove top or the slow cooker.
Made with easy to find ingredients like ground beef, velveeta, and canned diced tomatoes.
Full of that irresistible Mexican flavor we all crave! Make this queso dip with ground beef whenever the urge for nachos hits! Perfect for game day and super bowl Sunday! Just don't forget the chips!
Heat oil in a large skillet (non-stick preferred) over medium high heat. Add ground beef, all purpose seasoning, chili powder, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper and cook until beef is no longer pink and cooked through. Transfer cooked meat to a plate and drain off any excess grease.
Add cubed velveeta, tomatoes, diced green chiles, and salsa verde to the skillet. Heat over medium heat stirring constantly until velveeta is melted and combined with other ingredients. Add Monterey Jack cheese, stirring until melted and combined.
Return ground beef to skillet and stir to combine. Top queso with chopped cilantro.
This queso is best served right away, however you can make it then store it covered in the refrigerator until needed. Heat it up in a microwave safe bowl when ready to serve, or warm up the crock pot for a couple hours. Start on high, then turn the heat to low to keep the cheese from burning.
You can also make this in the crock pot or slow cooker. Cook the ground beef first, then add all ingredients to the crock pot. Cook on high until cheese is melted then turn to low and keep warm.
This recipe easily doubles for larger parties and gatherings.
Monterey Jack cheese melts the best, so it's great for this recipe. Feel free to use pepper Jack cheese, Colby, or your favorite melting cheese.
Try ground turkey in place of ground beef.
Replace all purpose seasoning with taco seasoning for a nice smokey flavor.
Omit the meat for a vegetarian version.
Queso simply means cheese in Spanish.
Try serving with pretzel bites or crisps, on baked potatoes, burgers, hot dogs, and even as an omelet filling! Also great poured over french fries and roasted cauliflower.
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Ground Beef Queso Dip
- 2 teaspoon oil
- 8 oz ground beef
- 1 teaspoon all purpose seasoning such as Lawry’s
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 oz velveeta cubed
- ½ cup canned petite diced tomatoes mostly drained
- ¼ cup canned diced green chiles
- ¼ cup salsa verde
- ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
- 2 tablespoon cilantro leaves chopped
- Heat oil in a large non stick skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, all purpose seasoning, chili powder, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper and cook until beef is no longer pink and cooked through. Transfer cooked meat to a plate and drain off any excess grease.
- Add cubed velveeta, diced tomatoes, diced green chiles, and salsa verde to the skillet. Heat over medium heat stirring constantly until velveeta is melted and combined with other ingredients. Add Monterey Jack cheese and stir until cheese is melted and well combined.
- Return cooked ground beef to skillet and mix into queso. Top with chopped cilantro.
- Serve immediately.
This was restaurant quality good ... actually better 'cause I didn't have to leave/order and it was warm when we ate it. (and it reheats well--ate it twice...hehe)
So glad you loved it Denise! It's one of our favs too!