|

Easy Velveeta Rotel Dip with Beef Recipe

Sharing is caring!

Rotel dip is a classic appetizer that’s sure to please a crowd. This easy dip recipe is made with just a handful of simple ingredients: hamburger, Velveeta cheese, Rotel tomatoes, and chili powder, and it’s seasoned with salt and pepper. This dish is creamy and flavorful and a crowd-pleaser that is perfect for snacking on at your next party or while you watch the big game. Plus, it can be made in just minutes!

Skillet of RoTel dip.

Why You’ll Like This Velveeta Rotel Recipe

  • Velveeta cheese and Ro-tel tomatoes create a velvety texture that makes it hard to resist. It’s a party food favorite.
  • It’s incredibly easy to make – it’s made on the stovetop and all you need is a skillet and four ingredients! That means you can get it on the table in no time, leaving plenty of time for socializing.
Bowl of Velveeta RoTel dip made with ground beef.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 16-ounce block Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 10-ounce can of Rotel tomatoes, undrained
Ground beef, Velveeta cubes, can of RoTel tomatoes, salt and pepper, and chili powder.

Equipment

Large skillet. That, and a spatula and/or spoon.

How To Make This Rotel Dip Recipe

Ground beef cooked in a cast iron skillet.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until there is no pink. Drain any excess grease.

Salt, pepper, and chili powder on top of ground beef in a skillet.

Season the meat with chili powder, salt, and pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.

Seasoned beef, diced tomatoes, and cubes of Velveeta in a skillet.

Reduce the heat to medium and then add cubed Velveeta cheese and Rotel tomatoes with the liquid.

Velveeta dip cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Cook and stir for 5-10 minutes until the cheese has fully melted. Remove from the heat.

Skillet of Velveeta RoTel dip topped with diced tomatoes and green onions.

Serve fresh with a side of tortilla chips or fresh veggies.

Recipe Notes

  • You can substitute Velveeta for a different cheese such as cheddar. You may have to add a little extra liquid if it comes out too thick. You can also mix it with cream cheese to make it creamier.
  • You can make this dip with sausage or ground turkey instead of ground beef.
  • There are also many different flavors of Rotel. You can use the Original or Mild flavors, or, if you want a spicy dip, use Rotel with habaneros.
  • Be sure to place a trivet underneath the skillet or transfer the dip into a serving bowl.
  • Enjoy Rotel dip with a side of chips or veggies, or use it as a topping for burgers and tacos.
  • Feel free to garnish the dish with green onions, sliced jalapenos, freshly diced tomatoes, and sour cream.
Tortilla chips in a bowl of dip.

Crockpot Rotel Dip Directions

You can make this recipe in the Crockpot, too! Simply cook the ground beef in a skillet, drain the fat, and place the cooked ground beef and remaining ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour or LOW for 2 hours. Stir periodically to help melt the cheese and combine everything together. Once at the desired consistency, set the slow cooker to the WARM setting.

Storing 

This dip is best eaten fresh. You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container. Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat until the cheese is melted again.

Are Rotel and queso dip the same?

No. RoTel dip is usually made with Velveeta (a cheese product) and other ingredients like jalapeños or taco seasoning. Queso is traditionally a white cheese that is made with cow’s milk or a combination of cow and goat’s milk.

Skillet of Velveeta RoTel dip topped with diced tomatoes and green onions.

Velveeta Rotel Dip

This beefy, creamy, cheesy dip is full of flavor and easy to prepare. It pairs perfectly with tortilla and corn chips and is always a hit.
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 140kcal

Equipment

  • arge skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 10 ounces Rotel tomatoes undrained

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until there is no pink. Drain any excess grease.
  • Season the meat with chili powder, salt, and pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and then add cubed Velveeta cheese and Rotel tomatoes with the liquid. Cook and stir for 5-10 minutes until the cheese has fully melted. Remove from the heat.
  • Serve fresh with a side of tortilla chips or fresh veggies.

Notes

  • You can substitute Velveeta for a different cheese such as cheddar. You may have to add a little extra liquid if it comes out too thick. You can also mix it with cream cheese to make it creamier.
  • You can make this dip with sausage or ground turkey instead of ground beef. There are also many different flavors of Rotel. You can use the Original, Mild, or Hot flavors to change the flavor profile.
  • Be sure to place a trivet underneath the skillet or transfer the dip into a serving bowl.
  • Enjoy Rotel dip with a side of chips or veggies, or use it as a topping for burgers and tacos.
  • Feel free to garnish the dish with green onions, sliced jalapenos, freshly diced tomatoes, sour cream.

Crockpot Directions

You can make this recipe in the Crockpot, too! Simply cook the ground beef in a skillet, drain the fat, and place the cooked ground beef and remaining ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour or LOW for 2 hours. Stir periodically to help melt the cheese and combine everything together. Once at the desired consistency, set the slow cooker to the WARM setting.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 424IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this Recipe? Share it Today!Mention @SouthernKissedBlog or tag #southernkissed!

Be sure to come back and tell us how your dip turned out!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating