Rotel Dip with Ground Beef

Rotel Dip with Ground Beef is the ultimate in cheesy Rotel dip. Packed full of ground beef and more, this hearty dip is perfect for your gathering.

overhead view of Rotel dip with ground beef and a basket of tortilla chips

After spending enough time in the kitchen, a person eventually discovers a few things about cooking. One of them is that you can never have too many mixing spoons, and another is that uncomplicated meals are usually the best.

Well, Rotel Dip with Ground Beef once again proves the point about easy recipes being great. Don’t let the ‘dump and go’ nature of this Mexican dip with ground beef fool you! This recipe has an incredibly intense flavor and is hearty enough to fill you up while having a ton of leftovers. This is the perfect party platter for the big game or to take along to your next get-together.

A Real Can-Do Recipe

Fresh vegetables are usually the best choice to use when cooking, but not this time. Skip the farmer’s market and use that time to find your best can-opener because you will need it! And you will definitely want to avoid the urge to ‘upgrade’ to gourmet versions of the recipe’s ingredients.

Stick to the yellow block of Velvetta, and whatever you do, don’t forget that Rotel can of tomatoes! The only area where you may want to consider ‘upgrading’ is in the meat department.

Regular, 80/20 ground beef is excellent, but feel free to use ground beef with a lower fat content or swap out the beef entirely for ground chicken, turkey, or even vegetarian ground-beef substitute if you want. With all of the other flavors going on, you can easily get away with it.

Delicious Dippers

Go ahead and break out that bag of tortilla chips to start things off, but don’t stop there! This beef queso dip is begging for you to get creative when it comes to how you eat it. Pita and bagel chips?

Sure, but Rotel Dip with Ground Beef is great with everything from carrots to roasted potato wedges. Spread it on grilled bread or even use it as a hot dog topping. There are virtually endless ways for you to utilize this recipe!

Reheating the Velveeta Cheese Dip with Ground Beef

This recipe makes a lot of dip, and there is a pretty good chance that you will have plenty of leftovers. Perhaps the easiest and surefire way to reheat beef queso dip is in a slow cooker. Pour the leftovers into the slow cooker, cover it, and set to low. Heat until hot. Stir it about every five minutes.

You can also heat in the microwave, but you need to be sure to warm the dip slowly to avoid a mess. Place the leftovers in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a towel and heat on high for 45 seconds. Give it a good stir and keeping heating and stirring until its hot.

Tips For Making, Serving and Storing Beef Queso Dip

  • Don’t waste this dip. Don’t serve all the dip at once because you should throw any remaining out away at the end of the party. Do yourself a favor and refill a small serving bowl as needed instead.
  • Spice things up. If you and your guests like things on the spicy, serve with a few jars of different spice mixtures on the side. Try chili powder, red fajita spice mix, or Tajin!
  • Store covered. Even a few hours in the fridge uncovered, this dip will start getting a bit crusty on top. Store the queso dip in an airtight container for up to three days.

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Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Ground beef
  • Velveeta cheese
  • Rotel tomatoes
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Evaporated milk
  • Green chilies
  • Ranch style beans
  • Canned tomatoes
rotel dip with ground beef ingredients on a baking sheet

How to Make Rotel Dip with Ground Beef

  1. Cook ground beef until browned and crumbled.
    browned and crumbled ground beef in a skillet
  2. Drain ground beef place it in a large pot.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the pot.
    rotel dip with ground beef ingredients in a pot
  4. Cook until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.

Serve the dip with plenty of tortilla chips.

You can also pour it over tortilla chips to make incredible nachos.

rotel dip with ground beef in a serving dish

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Rotel Dip with Ground Beef

Rotel Dip with ground beef is the perfect dip for a party.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rotel Dip, Rotel Dip with Ground Beef
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 224kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 pounds Velveeta cheese
  • 10 ounces Rotel tomatoes
  • 10.5 ounces cream of mushroom soup can
  • 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 ounce green chilies
  • 14 ounces ranch style beans
  • 14 ounces tomatoes canned


  • Cook ground beef and drain.
  • Place all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Stir occasionally while the dip is cooking.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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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  1. Claudine

    As usual, this recipe like all your recipes looks so good. I have a couple of quick questions. Do you drain the Ro*Tel, the canned tomatoes and the ranch style beans and are the green chilies drained?
    The pictures look like these might be drained, but I’m not sure.
    Thank you.
    Claudine in Fort Worth, TX

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