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Easy Beef Queso

Serves 12
Cuisine: Mexican
Category: Appetizers
Make this cheesy recipe for the love of queso, and for the love of beef and cheese. Game day (or any snacking occasion) deserves this queso. Game on!
Prep Time
15 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 90% lean
  • 1 tablespoon canola or light olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, choose hot or mild
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel fire roasted tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup (4-ounces) freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) freshly grated jack cheese
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  1. Heat a large high sided skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and brown the beef until no pink remains, breaking up while browning. Turn off heat and with a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a clean bowl; set aside.
  2. Set same pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sear until onions are translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cumin, chili powder, salt, green chilies, fire-roasted tomatoes and reserved ground beef. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes, evaporating liquid from the tomatoes and chiles. When ingredients become dry and begin to brown stir in evaporated milk and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
  3. In a large mixing bowl toss grated cheese with the cornstarch to evenly coat.
  4. Turn the heat off of pan, stir in the cheese 1 handful at a time, melting completely before stirring in more.
  5. Stir in sour cream, garnish and serve.
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