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Baked Queso Dip with Meat in Oven

Best baked queso dip with meat in oven and no Velveeta is a killer cheese dip with ground sausage or ground beef inside. Make with Rotel like our Velveeta sausage dip Rotel or with freshly diced tomatoes. It can be as spicy as you’d like for a crowd.

Queso Dip with Meat

If you have had Rotel queso dip with meat before at a restaurant or party, this is how you make it yourself. Ooey gooey with 3 different cheeses you can make this spicy or mild as your next Super Bowl party appetizer. (affiliate links present)

Baked Queso Dip

First we made this shrimp Rotel dip, that was amazing. If the meat you want to use is seafood then this would be a good choice for that. Cocktail shrimp are best but you could even add some chunks of canned or imitation crab meat too.

You can see all the ingredients below. There are a lot of things you could substitute, or swap out for something else. You can use mild or spicy smoked hatch chiles, or just buy them canned to make things quicker. Rotel will add heat itself but to tone that down you could dice up your own tomatoes.

Baked Queso Dip

Ground Beef Queso Dip

This one focuses on ground meats like sausage, beef, chicken or turkey. You will need to precook that beforehand but everything else can just be thrown right into the pan. You have a choice as to what type of dish you use. I LOVE disposable aluminum pans. Especially if I’m making this to serve to a crowd it lends to a much easier cleanup for sure.

Both are great and always a hit. Cheddar, Pepper and Monterey Jack are the cheeses that go really well together but if you have another fave you could use another instead. I would stick to varieties that will melt at about the same rate though.

Jalapenos are optional for heat of course. You can tone them down by removing all the seeds. Leave some in for a hotter pepper. Even diced bell peppers would work quite well in this, or crumbled bacon bits. This is how to cook frozen ground beef if that is all you have on hand, if not just brown on the stovetop.

Sausage Queso Dip

Ground Sausage Queso Dip

If you go the pork route I would go with a roll of spicy Jimmy Dean, it’s my favorite. You can also mix half this and half beef or ground turkey. You can load it up with a few different ones too if you want to make this kinda’ a meat lovers version of sorts.

Queso Dip Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground sausage – ground beef, or half and half, precooked
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, and monterey jack cheese
  • 2/3 c half and half or evaporated milk could be used but will be a bit sweeter
  • 1 can green chiles 4 oz., diced
  • Can of rotel or 3 tomatoes diced
  • Some minced garlic is nice
  • 6 or so green onions diced

You will want a piece of foil to cover the top while it’s baking so it can kinda’ steam until everything is melted. If you wanted to take it out of the oven and go straight to your buffet table and look nicer you could use a nicer casserole dish or larger Dutch Oven.

Beef queso dip no Velveeta

Beef Queso Dip no Velveeta

If you’re on social media at all you may have seen this made by a few people on Tiktok. Theirs typically uses processed cheese which we didn’t use in this one. It’s addicting for sure. Baked isn’t the only way to make it this way though, you can cook that in a skillet over medium heat, or make smoked queso dip with the same ingredients too.

How to Cook Queso dip with Meat in Oven

It isn’t something I would make just for my family because it makes a lot. I have however cut recipe in half for just us on Christmas Day to keep us full until dinner is ready.

  • Cut cheeses in large bite size chunks, dice and prepare veggies and put everything in your disposable aluminum pan or large baking dish.
  • Cover your full pan with some aluminum foil tightly.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Once warmed place pan on the middle rack and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Lift foil and stir ingredients together. Recover and bake for another 20 minutes or so until everything is melted together.
  • Remove, stir the melted cheese and serve with tortilla chips, bagel or pita chips

You could use processed cheese too if you wanted to. Velveeta hamburger dip recipe would use just that, store bought or homemade Velveeta cheese. Want this to stay warm for hours?? Use a large slow cooker to cook this on low for a few hours and then switch the Crock Pot to warm for Game Day.

TikTok Queso Dip Oven

Then the lid will maintain the ooey gooey texture of this meaty queso dip for hours beyond the time that it is done. If it begins to thicken up a bit too much you can add a bit of sour cream and stir that in, or cream cheese works too. Another fun one to serve with this is our ground beef taco dip with taco seasoning.

How to Make Oven Baked Queso Blanco

If you wanted to use only white cheeses there are a few to choose from; Mozzarella, Jack, Gruyere, Parmesan, Brie, Asiago, Goat cheese and Feta (which I wouldn’t recommend for this). Just add these choices for a white version of a beef queso dip recipe.

How Long Does Queso Dip Last in the Fridge?

You’ll need to enjoy it within 1 week after storing it into the fridge. You want to wait until it has cooled completely first and then move it into a sealed container. When you’re ready to enjoy it again you’ll need to move it into a microwave safe dish. Heat for 45 seconds then stir and heat again for another 45 sec. to 1 minute.

What Can You Eat with Cheese Dip?

I mean there isn’t anything you CAN’T eat with it but there are a few favorites that are typically served with it like; air fryer soft pretzel bites are the bomb, tortilla chips, russet potato chips, everything bagel chips, and my husband says it’s best drizzled inside of baked potato skins. LOL.

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Queso Dip with Meat

Best baked queso dip with meat in oven is a killer cheese dip with ground sausage or ground beef inside. With no Velveeta, you can make with Rotel or diced tomatoes.
Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword baked, cheese, dip, ground beef, oven, queso, rotel, sausage, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 183kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut cheeses in large bite size chunks, dice and prepare veggies and put everything in your disposable aluminum pan. (could use a large casserole dish instead) Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Once warmed place pan on middle rack and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Lift foil and stir ingredients together. Recover and bake for another 20 minutes or until everything is melted together.
  • Remove, stir and serve with chips or pita chips.

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Nutrition Facts
Queso Dip with Meat
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 343mg15%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 328IU7%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 224mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Beef Queso Dip
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Alivia

Sunday 17th of September 2023

I made this today and it was so goood! I used chorizo instead for some extra flav

The Typical Mom

Sunday 17th of September 2023

Oh yeah, chorizo would be fabulous too you're right

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