Chili Dip – canned tamales, chili beans, Rotel and more make for a flavorful dip.

This is a variation of Rotel Cheese dip, but using canned tamales, and much more.   This makes a ton, so invite over a crowd when making this.
chili cheese dip

Chili Dip

Make some Chili Cheesy dip for your party.

Chili Dip

Canned tamales, chili beans, Rotel and more make for a flavorful dip.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chili Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 243kcal


  • 28 ounces beef tamales wrappers removed
  • 10 ounces chili with or without beans
  • 14 ounces beans hot chili beans - Ranch Style Beans work well
  • 10 ounces tomatoes and chilies
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese cut into chunks
  • 1 cup red onion minced
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 jalapeno or other hot chili chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauc
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Mix all ingredients together in a crock pot and heat until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. I add a small amount of spices before heating and then add more to taste. (I prefer it spicy.) Serve with tortilla chips. P.S. This make a LOT of dip - make it when you are expecting a crowd


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1005IU | Vitamin C: 55.5mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 1.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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