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Beef Queso Dip

An incredibly velvety, meaty queso dip that is completely irresistible – and you can make it in just 15 minutes!

Beef Queso Dip - An incredibly velvety, meaty queso dip that is completely irresistible, and you can make it in just 15 minutes!

I hope you’re not getting sick of all these game day recipes because I have yet another crowd-pleasing appetizer to share with you all. It’s inspired by the beef enchilada dip I made a couple weeks ago except this one is loaded with even more cheesy, velvety goodness.

With some leftover ground beef, a block of velveeta cheese and some handful pantry ingredients, this dip comes together so quickly in one skillet in just 15 minutes. How easy is that? Just be sure to have an extra bag of tortilla chips ready to go because this dip will be disappearing very quickly among your guests!

Beef Queso Dip

An incredibly velvety, meaty queso dip that is completely irresistible, and you can make it in just 15 minutes!

10 minutes10 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Emeril’s Essence Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces VELVEETA®, cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground beef, Emeril’s Essence, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat and transfer to a plate.
  2. Add VELVEETA® to the saucepan, stirring until melted. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese, diced tomatoes, green chiles and salsa verde until well combined.
  3. Stir in ground beef and cilantro until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.


To reheat, place in microwave and stir in 30-second intervals. Add milk as necessary until desired consistency is reached.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 187.3 Calories from Fat 125.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.9g 21%
Saturated Fat 7.6g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45.2mg 15%
Sodium 654.7mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 4.6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 12.0g 24%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    My absolute favorite queso dip recipie to make

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is one of the best queso dip recipes I’ve made. I will definitely be making this recipe agian. There should be way more great reviews than there is for this recipe.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is the way Queso should taste! So many recipes are just bland, but this is so nicely balanced with flavor! So glad I doubled it for the Super Bowl. This will be my go-to recipe from now on and I’m looking forward to customizing it a bit for hubby and I, just for fun- maybe more green chiles? Add some cayenne for more heat? And when serving a crowd, I’ll make it just the way it’s written to please the most folk.

  4. I can’t get my hands on salsa verde. Can you suggest an alternative?

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this tonight for the Super Bowl, and it was so yummy! I put it in my small crockpot to keep it warm. Highly recommend!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been making this recipe for years. It’s a game day and family get together fav.

  7. Hi! This looks incredible and I have made tons of your recipes before. I’m trying to make this vegetarian aka just nix the meat. In that scenario, would you suggest eliminating all of the spices that are cooked with the meat? Or do you think that keeping some/all of the spices would still be useful?

  8. Exactly how spicy is this queso? I’m planning to make it this weekend. I’ll be surrounded by spice heads (heat nuts?) who wouldn’t care, but, my spice tolerance is medium at best and I’d love to indulge also.

  9. I LOVE this recipe. Any suggestions you can give on keeping it warm for a 4th of July celebration? Thanks!

  10. Hello, I would like to make this for tomorrows gathering and was wondering if it can be made the night before and reheated to save time? If it’s made the night before, will it be difficult (harden as cheese normally does) to reheat and serve the next day?

  11. I would like to get some recipes.

  12. Nicely done. I love the addition of real jack cheese. But it is a bit more thicker than I expected. Any ideas to thin it out?

  13. I had to double the recipe. NOTHING left over to reheat. oMG!

  14. And the velveeta, any alternatives? Thanks again 🙂

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot advise appropriate substitutes that will not alter the overall taste/texture of the dish. Using a substitution(s) may also result in a mediocre outcome but if substitutions must be made, please use your best judgment.

  15. Hi, i live in Asia. Could the ccreole seasoning and salsa verde be removed/replaced with other ingredients? Thanks!

  16. I did not mean to say beef; I meant queso and it is delicious!!!!! Thank You!////Connie

  17. My grandson, Mason, and my husband, Steve, could not get enough of this beef. Thanks again!

  18. I would like to make this for about 30 people, is it possible for you to give me the recipe for that.

    • Tanisha, this recipe yields about 6 servings so you can multiple everything by 5 to serve 30.

      • okay thanks so much. BTW so are you saying use the same measurements but 5 times?

        • That’s exactly right – if you want to serve 30, then it’s best to see how much a recipe yields and to multiple from there. Now logistically, it may not work to multiple a recipe by 5 times – it may make more sense to create the recipe in 2 big batches. But without further recipe testing, I cannot say with certainty. Please use your best judgment.

  19. I made this for my family’s Christmas Eve party and it was a hit! I should have doubled the recipe because everyone ate it up so fast. A few people mentioned the fresh cilantro really made it good. We also made it the next day for our smaller family get-together and did half ground beef, half sausage. Also good. Definitely saving this recipe!

  20. This looks so yummy! I have a football draft party tomorrow. Could this be made in a crock pot? I’d like to have it be warm/hot when served and don’t want to fuss with reheating.

    • The football draft party sounds like so much fun! As for the crockpot warming method – I actually can’t answer this with certainty as I have never tried it myself. I recommend using your best judgement for reheating/serving.

  21. I had a question for you. I notice sometimes you used canned green chiles and other times you use fresh jalapeños. Is there a particular reason why you chose one over the other? Is it based on the recipes at all?

    • Yes, there is a particular reason why I choose one over the other – it depends on each recipe specifically and what is easiest/most flavorful to use for each particular dish.

  22. What could you replace the tomatoes with. I’m allergic to tomatoes. Could I use tomitioes

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  24. This looks so amazing! I wish I could find a good substitute for Velveeta in England! Any ideas?

  25. could you use taco seasoning instead of Emerils E. ??

  26. Holy heck, that looks amazing! This is happening at our next party….

  27. This dip is mouthwatering, I have a feeling it won’t last too long in my house 😉

  28. Do you drain the canned diced tomatoes and chilis before adding them? Or should you ad some of the canning liquid too? This looks soooo good!!

  29. I would gladly take a dip in this dip! QUESO FOR LIFE!

  30. You can never have enough gameday recipes! Especially if cheese is involved! I need to make this for my husband – he would go crazy for it!

  31. Tim would LOVE this! And no, I’m not getting sick of all your delicious game day eats so keep them coming, Chung-Ah ssi ^_^

  32. This looks amazing! Great job with the pictures!

  33. This dip is perfect for game day, please pass the chips!

  34. I have been waiting for you post this recipe! Im so excited and can’t wait to make it! Thanks!

  35. I am in love. beef, cheese and in a dip?! pass me a packet of chips and I set for a night in!
    lovely pictures!

  36. I will never get sick of your game day recipes. Never ever.

  37. Velveeta is one of my processed food weaknesses. It’s just sooooooo creamy. I could destroy a bowl of this on game day!

  38. Please keep making these queso recipes! I love them, and I don’t think I will ever get tired of game day recipes. 🙂

  39. This queso looks amazing! yum! My husband would eat this entire thing and not share! 🙂

  40. YUM!! This is such a delicious dip!

  41. I’m probably going to have to hide this post from the.boy lest he demand I make it immediately!! So perfect for game day!

  42. Cheesy and spicy. Thats all I need in a dip! I could eat that little pot all by myself!