This easy Crockpot Chile Con Queso recipe is a hearty party dip that is always a crowd-pleaser. You only need 4 ingredients to make this Chile Con Queso!
With 15 minutes of prep time and about $9.04 for ingredients, this is an easy and budget-friendly dip to serve a crowd. It makes 12 servings for just $0.75 per serving.
Chile Con Queso
This dip is the perfect blend of spicy and cheesy goodness. It’s served warm with corn chips or tortilla chips.
It is perfect for snacking on during the big game day party or as a side with any Mexican or Tex-Mex dinner. You will find that however you serve it, it is addicting, so be careful as you have now been warned!
This hot and creamy dip has just the right amount of kick in it, and it’s balanced with Velveeta cheese as a silky texture. This recipe is beyond easy to make. Brown the meat, cut the Velveeta cheese, throw it in the slow cooker. A couple of hours later, you come back to delicious Chile Con Queso dip!
Chile Con Queso Ingredients:
This recipe only needs four ingredients! It calls for ground beef, Velveeta cheese, Rotel tomatoes, and taco seasoning. That’s it! A handful of ingredients and you are on your way to a creamy and delicious dip.
Easy Dips for Parties:
Is queso a Texas thing?
Chile Con Queso is a Tex-Mex recipe that has been made popular by restaurants in the southern United States and is most commonly served with tortilla chips as an appetizer. In fact, it is one of our favorite appetizers to order if we eat out.
How to make Chile Con Queso recipe:
STEP ONE: First, brown the meat. Then drain off the extra grease.
STEP TWO: Next, assemble the queso. After cutting the Velveeta cheese into cubes, place all the ingredients in the crockpot, and stir them.
STEP THREE: Finally, cover and cook on high for two hours. Serve with chips and enjoy!
How much will this Chile Con Queso recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $9.04
PRICE PER SERVING: $0.75
- 1 pound ground beef – $3.01
- 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes – $4.98
- 1 pound Velveeta cheese – $4.98
- 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning – $0.07
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The Flavor and Recipe Variations
- Instead of ground beef, you can use ground chicken, turkey, or pork.
- Instead of Rotel, you can use 1 1/4 cup of your favorite chunky salsa.
How long is it good for:
Serve: As with most recipes with dairy products in them, you shouldn’t leave this dip out for longer than 2 hours.
Store: Place the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Freeze: You can freeze this Chile Con Queso dip for about 2-3 months. Once the dip has cooled completely, transfer it to a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. To reheat: Thaw the dip in the refrigerator overnight. Place the dip in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until the queso is heated through.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
Ages 2-3: Let your child help pour the ingredients into the slow cooker. He/she will especially have fun putting the Velveeta cubes in.
Ages 4-5: Have your little one stir the ingredients together in the slow cooker.
Ages 6-8: Teach them how to brown the meat. Show them how to use a meat masher to break up the ground beef while browning it.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
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Chile Con Queso
- medium skillet
- Measuring spoons
- mixing spoon
- slow cooker
- cutting board
- chef's knife
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound Velveeta cheese Cubed
- 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes Original, undrained
- 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
- Corn chips or tortilla chips
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef.
- Cut Velveeta cheese into 1-inch cubes.
- Add ground beef and cheese to a Crockpot.
- Pour in Rotel tomatoes and taco seasoning. Stir to combine.
- Cover Crockpot and cook on HIGH for 2 hours, or until cheese is hot and melted.
- Turn the crockpot to warm and serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.