Beef Queso Dip Recipe

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Marlene Curtis Modified: June 16, 2022
Beef Queso Dip Recipe

I have a list of delicious dip recipes that I want to share, but I’ll start off with this incredibly cheesy and meaty beef queso dip. Lately, I’ve been making this cheesy beef dip recipe for whenever I have guests or relatives coming over, especially when it’s game day during football season. I always prepare tasty appetizers for them, and they absolutely enjoy my homemade beef with Velveeta cheese dip. I love pairing this dip with tortilla chips, crackers, and even french fries. It’s just so good and it beats a lot of the ordinary cheese dips I had before. The beef, tomatoes, onions, and chiles add a delicious crunch and texture to the thick, gooey cheese base!

Aside from its addictive taste, this queso dip with meat is also simple, quick, and easy to make at home. Out of all the dip recipes I have, this one is the best queso recipe I’ve made so far. It’s a great alternative to other popular sauces or dips like salsa verde or plain marinara sauce. You can also make this in a crock pot or slow cooker to make a crock pot queso dip recipe variation. What I loved about making this beef queso dip is the fact that I can adjust the ingredients based on my preferences (and my guests, of course!). There are a lot of variations that you can try, but I personally like what I listed in the recipe.

The current ingredients give the dip a subtle spicy and savory flavor combination. It’s not too spicy nor too bland to eat so it’s perfect for those who can’t handle the heat. Alternatively, if you do want to amp up the spice, then I recommend adding a bit of more chili powder, cayenne pepper, or chop up some jalapenos. Or, just stick with a simple taco seasoning if you have one on hand.

Besides the spice, the next essential ingredient is the cheese. I mainly used Velveeta cheese mixed with Monterey Jack cheese for this beef queso dip. Monterey jack melts the best so it was easier to blend it with the other ingredients. Feel free to use other types of cheeses like Pepper jack cheese, Colby, or sharp cheddar cheese. You can also use these as garnish so it’s extra appetizing. There was one time I used crumbled cotija cheese as a finishing touch to the whole dip, and to also give it a subtle authentic Mexican flavor.

Once you have all of these ingredients, then you’re ready to make the dip! Start cooking the beef and then add in the cheese, veggies, and powdered seasonings. Other people would use chili seasoning as an alternative since it already contains some of the basic pantry spices in their blend such as garlic powder, chili powder, and ground cumin. If it’s more convenient for you, then feel free to use it!

How To Make Beef Queso Dip

This delectable beef queso dip is loaded with Velveeta cheese and green chiles for an extra cheesy and spicy Mexican beef dip.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 lb processed Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup canned chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup Moneterey Jack cheese, or Tex Mex cheese, shredded
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish, optional


  1. In a large skillet or pan, brown the ground beef and onion until no pink remains. Drain.
  2. Add the processed Velveeta cheese, salsa, diced tomatoes, green chiles, cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder.
  3. Reduce temperature to low, then stir until smooth and melted.
  4. Remove from heat, then stir in the shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 245.64kcal
  • Fat: 19.82g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.78g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.93g
  • Fiber: 0.36g
  • Sugar: 0.77g
  • Protein: 14.86g
  • Cholesterol: 61.58mg
  • Sodium: 399.70mg
  • Calcium: 327.97mg
  • Potassium: 130.43mg
  • Iron: 0.59mg
  • Vitamin A: 130.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.55mg
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