Skillet Beefy Queso

This easy skillet queso recipe is full of beefy deliciousness that is seasoned with our chili seasoning. Easily make this recipe on the stove or add it to a slow cooker to share at parties or potlucks. It is even just a perfect snack to eat any day of the week.

Beefy cheese queso in skillet with tortilla chips

It is great to find easy recipes that can be enjoyed by many. Queso is one of those great easy recipes that never goes out of style. There are many ways to make queso, but we have found that when you add our chili seasoning with ground beef and cheese it creates a delicious flavor for your queso.

Take your snacking, partying, and entertaining to a whole new level with this tasty beefy queso recipe.

How to Make Skillet Queso

In a medium skillet brown 1 pound of ground beef until no pink is showing. Then drain off any excess grease.

Once the ground beef is browned season with 2 and ½ tablespoons of Chugwater Chili Seasoning (if you want more heat and spice you can always add more seasoning to the recipe). Stir the chili seasoning into the meat.

Browned ground beef with chugwater chili seasoning

Now add in a ½ of a 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, ½ cup of milk, and 16 ounces of Velveeta cheese that has been diced. If you dice the cheese it melts into your queso faster. If you are not a fan of Velveeta, you can always substitute for 6 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.  

diced velveeta cheese, diced tomatoes and green chilies, and milk added to the chili seasoned ground beef

Let the queso simmer until the cheese has melted while stirring occasionally. You will want to use a low to medium heat as to not burn the queso on the bottom.

How to Serve Skillet Beefy Queso

Now that you have made this queso it is time to serve it. You can go the classic route and eat it with your favorite tortilla chips, or you could deviate and try it in a taco or burrito. There are so many ways to eat this queso. Let your imagination run free and try it your own way.

beefy skillet queso in skillet with tortilla chips

If you want to make a taco/nacho bar night out of it, you can add in one of our salsa recipes to eat with your queso such as the homemade salsa or a mango salsa. Then make up our easy beef tacos, fish tacos, or slow cooker shredded chicken tacos as your tacos and serve with a variety of toppings like Pico de Gallo, guacamole, cilantro, and much more.

Slow Cooker Beefy Queso Option

If you want to use a slow cooker, brown the 1 pound of ground beef in a small skillet, season the meat with 2 and ½ tablespoons of Chugwater Chili Seasoning, add the meat to your slow cooker with the ½ can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, 1 cup of milk, and 16 ounces of Velveeta cheese, diced. Cook on low for 4 hours and stir occasionally. Then serve with tortilla chips.

Now that you have learned a new shareable recipe for your next party, potluck, or family gathering, here are a few more that you might enjoy trying.

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Appetizer
Mexican
Yield:6-8
Author:Katie Kernan
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Skillet Beefy Queso

Skillet Beefy Queso

This easy skillet queso recipe is full of beefy deliciousness that is seasoned with our Chugwater Chili Seasoning. Easily make this recipe on the stove or add it to a slow cooker to share at parties or potlucks. It is even just a perfect snack to eat any day of the week.
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 35 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese, diced
  • 1/2 can of diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons Chugwater Chili Seasoning

Instructions:

  1. In a medium skillet brown the ground beef.
  2. Once the ground beef is browned season with the Chugwater Chili Seasoning. Stir it into the meat.
  3. Add in the diced tomatoes and green chilies, milk, and Velveeta cheese.
  4. Let simmer until the cheese has melted while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
  6. Optional: If you want to use a slow cooker, brown the meat, season with the Chugwater Chili Seasoning, add to the slow cooker with the diced tomatoes and green chilies, milk, and Velveeta cheese. Cook on low for 4 hours and stir occasionally. 
  7. Serve with tortilla chips. 

Calories

449.39

Fat (grams)

30.09

Sat. Fat (grams)

15.98

Carbs (grams)

9.69

Fiber (grams)

0.44

Net carbs

9.26

Sugar (grams)

6.85

Protein (grams)

33.66

Sodium (milligrams)

1285.86

Cholesterol (grams)

128.91
Note this is just an estimate and may not be 100% accurate.
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