Cheesy Beef Queso Dip

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Beef Queso Dip is an easy cheesy party dip, perfect for dipping and dunking!  It’s the perfect appetizer to serve before a Mexican feast of Shrimp Tacos or Easy Fish Tacos!

Serve this easy queso with your favorite taquitos, nachos, mini tacos or even veggies. It’ll easily become the hit of the party!

Cheesy Taquito Beef Queso Dip served in a black dish

Beef Queso Dip

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and if you’re looking for quick & yummy snacks to feed a crowd, this easy recipe is the answer. It’s full of beefy cheesy goodness and the best part is that it takes only minutes to prep! As much as I love a Spicy Sausage Queso Dip, this ground beef queso is super simple and quick, it’s the perfect snack!

How to Make Beef Queso Dip

Making Beef Queso is super quick and simple:

  1. Brown beef & onion and drain any fat.
  2. Add Velveeta cheese, salsa and seasonings. Cook on low until melted.
  3. Stir in cheddar cheese and serve.

You can also make this into a crock pot queso dip by browning the beef and adding the remaining ingredients to a small crock pot. Allow it to cook on low until it’s all melted and creamy and then switch it to warm. This will keep everything good and warm throughout your party!

I use a medium salsa but if you like it spicy, you can use your favorite hot salsa to bring it up a notch!  José Olé Taquitos are the perfect dipper because they’re quick to bake and can easily scoop up this cheesy goodness!   We mix up some easy Orange Margaritas while we bake the taquitos up nice and crispy in the oven; they’re the perfect party snack for kids and adults alike!

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Cheesy Taquito Beef Queso Dip made with seasoned ground beef and tons of cheese
4.67 from 3 votes
Review Recipe

Beef Queso Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Easy and cheese this dip is perfect for dipping taquitos or chips.


  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound processed cheese cubed
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup tex mex shredded cheese

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  • Cook Taquitos in the oven according to package directions.
  • In a large pan, brown ground beef & onion until no pink remains. Drain.
  • Add processed cheese, salsa, cumin & chili powder and reduce temperature to low. Stir until smooth and melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Serve warm with taquitos for dipping.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 224, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 782mg, Potassium: 155mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 555IU, Vitamin C: 0.6mg, Calcium: 470mg, Iron: 0.8mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword beef, cheese dip, queso
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican

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    1. Hi Katie, you can make it in the crockpot by browning the beef and adding the remaining ingredients to a small crockpot. Let it cook on low until it’s all melted and creamy and then switch it to warm. This will keep it cheesy and warm throughout your party!

  1. This dip looks absolutely delicious and pairing it with taquitos is such a great idea. Perfect to serve on game days.5 stars

      1. What an awesome idea. I buy ground beef and chicken in 5lb bulk bags and have always divided it up ready to cook and stored in the freezer, but pre-cooking would save so much more time. Have you found that the cooked/reheated meat does or doesn’t absorb your spices as well? That would be my only concern, although I think you could avoid the bland meat scenario by putting some garlic, salt, pepper and some other “general” seasonings (parsley, minced onion) in there when you cook in the crock pot. I would think these are common enough to most things you do with the finished meat that you wouldn’t endanger the final dinner product.
        Ragerds:Moses Brodin

      2. Sounds delicious Moses! I find the meat is flavored perfectly in this dish!

  2. I buy those taquitos often to keep on-hand for my always-hungry 13 year old son! This dip would just take them over the top – and possibly keep him full, LOL5 stars

  3. I can never get enough queso in my life. Your recipe looks delicious! I’ll definitely try this soon. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  4. Wow. Looks so yummy and delicious. This will make a perfect game day appetizer. Love all the flavors added to gooey cheese dip. Great recipe5 stars

  5. First of Taquito beef Queso dip is one of the scrumptious food i have ever had in my life.Guys do spend u’r little time to make this awesome treat!

    Goahead guys and njoy your meal!

  6. Can’t seem to find Taquitos in any of our grocery stores. I live in Ontario Is there a substitute I can use. This sounds very good. I commented earlier today but some how my comment vanished. Would appreciate any advice.

    1. Make them yourself. Just get the corn tortillas or flour tortillas, mix your meat n spices. Bake 425 to 450 until crispy. Coat with oil to help crisp