Monday, November 2, 2015

Quarterback Queso Dip

It's not Game Day without some sort of warm dip, oozing over crispy tortilla chips.  My family is a big fan of the classic Rotel & Velveeta combination, but this year I wanted to do something a little different.  I combined a few of my favorite flavor combinations, pulled from a few tried and true cheese dips and queso recipes, and stirred it all together in a cast iron skillet to add just a touch more pizzaz.  The result was this dip, which was declared a winner, no matter which team my guests were rooting for!

1 pound ground beef
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 packet taco seasoning
1 16-ounce jar of chunky salsa
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

In a medium skillet (I like cast iron) over medium heat, brown the beef along with the garlic.  You may need to add some olive oil, depending on the leanness of the meat.  Add the taco seasoning and salsa, bringing to a simmer.  Cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Drop the heat to low and add the cheese, cream cheese, and beans.  Cook until just melted.  Serve hot with tortilla chips


  1. This looks amazing!! Pinning and Sharing! .. just wanted to stop by from Whats Cooking Love link party and say hi!!

  2. Your Quarterback Queso Dip looks awesome, perfect for any game day.Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen