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Rotel Dip with Ground Beef Recipe

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This Rotel Dip with Ground Beef recipe is one simple and tasty dip! Don’t miss out on all the rest of my Easy Rotel Recipes, too!

It’s stinking easy to prepare and people always go nuts over it. I’ve been making it for years.  This is like a queso, but we have always called it Rotel Dip, so that is the name I am using here. 🙂

This recipe uses the mild Rotel diced tomatoes but you can always kick it up a notch with the medium or hot versions.

 This is like a queso, but we have always called it Rotel Dip, so that is the name I am using here. :-) This recipe uses the mild Rotel diced tomatoes but you can always kick it up a notch with the medium or hot versions.

My 3 boys have big appetites so I like to make hearty dishes that will fill them up. This rotel dip recipe is great for summertime cookouts, football parties, or just because.

During busy sports’ nights, this is the perfect meal to pop in the microwave and serve up. The savory cheese and mild tang of the RoTel is a winning combination. The ground beef is a hearty protein bonus! Check out my popular dip recipes, too.

Do you have an easy RoTel recipe that is always a huge hit when you make it?

Try this recipe at home and your family will be begging for more.

This recipe can use Make Ahead Ground Beef for even faster preparation.

Make it as an appetizer when you are cooking so the family stays out of your way!

Rotel Dip with Ground Beef

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I think my favorite part of this recipe is how easy it is. After you brown the ground beef, there is not much else to do to it, but microwave on high for a few minutes.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

RoTel is a very southern USA dish.  Many other parts of the world have never even heard of RoTel, much less RoTel dip.  So, when it i brought up or when people find it on my site, they always have a few questions.

What is RoTel?

It is almost like salsa. It is simply a canned food that you can buy to use as seasoning in many delicious dishes. It is diced tomatoes and green chilies in a can.

What does RoTel mean?

According to the RoTel website:

Carl Roettele and his wife open a small canning plant in Elsa, Texas, processing over 25K cases of vegetables a year. The product they’re proudest of is their tomatoes and green chilies. Worried people couldn’t spell or pronounce “Roettele,” Carl used the name RO*TEL. Soon, his zesty tomatoes and chilies graced the tables of public figures and politicians throughout Texas.

What goes with RoTel Dip?

Because this is an appetizer that we eat as a meal, it can go with most anything.  For a fun Taco Tuesday kinda of idea, stick with the Tex Mex theme and serve it with Tacos, Nachos, and/or Quesadillas.

How much RoTel to Velveeta?

I have found that the best ratio is 2 pounds of Velveeta to 10 ounces of RoTel.

What to serve with RoTel dip?

This cheese dip is so versatile that you can really serve it with nearly anything. We especially love it with tortilla chips, but the possibilities are endless. It is good with celery. You can’t go wrong with corn chips, like Frito’s Scoops.  Crackers, especially butter ones like Ritz are super yummy dipped in this.  Serve it on a hot dog for a delicious, cheesy dawg! Pretzels are great with this dip.  As I said, the possibilities are endless!

How to make RoTel dip with ground beef on the stove?

You would do it the same way as in the microwave, except that you would slowly melt the Velveeta Cheese on medium heat. You want to melt the cheese, not burn it or cook it.  Then, you would remove it from the heat before adding in the hamburger meat.

Rotel Dip with Hamburger Meat Recipe

Rotel Dip with Ground Beef Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Velveeta Cheese Dip with Ground Beef and RoTel is a family favorite. RoTel Dip with ground beef recipe is like having snack night, but it still has some meat, dairy, and veggies in it.



  1. Cube velveeta into large microwaveable container.
  2. Add blended rotel.
  3. Microwave on high, stirring frequently until all melted.
  4. Add meat and serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 506Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 1957mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 34g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/18/2019

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Saturday 30th of June 2018

I make a dip really similar to this and the kids love it. Pinned and will be featuring it on this week's MM roundup.

Miz Helen

Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

Of Goats and Greens

Saturday 19th of May 2018

I will definitely keep this in mind for my next party! Thanks for bringing this over to Fiesta Friday!


Thursday 17th of May 2018

Love this! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

Tracy Albiero

Monday 14th of May 2018

I love this! Must put it back on the list of things to make! #meetupmonday

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