Queso con Carne

Queso con carne. That pretty much translates to cheese with meat, or what I consider deliciousness. I will admit that this is something that I only make about one time a year, as I typically never buy the Velveeta cheese. Trust me, I look at that cheese, or glance for that matter, and always think to myself what the heck is that stuff. I never look at the label, the calories, but only the box. But this time of year, I pick it up, and I know what I am making with it. Cheese crack, I mean queso con carne.

Queso Con Carne Recipe
Queso Con Carne Recipe

It’s an ultimate game day food, and it holds well for days to come. It’s the scoopable dip, and one that my family loves.


  • 1 lb Velveeta cheese
  • 8 oz can of Ro-tele
  • 6 oz lager beer
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (reduce if too spicy)
  • 1 lb cooked ground chuck or beef
  • Crispy tortilla chips

Start by cooking your beef until slightly crispy. Drain the fat from the beef, and return to the pot.

Next add in the beer, cayenne pepper, and the block of Velveeta cheese. Reduce the heat to a simmer, low, and cover, cooking until you have a smooth sauce. Adjust your heat to your patience. I know, you want it and you want it now, so if you do not want to cook on low heat, adjust the temperature, stir, and just make sure it does not burn.

Does Velveeta even burn? Who knows.

Ingredients for Queso con Carne
Ingredients for Queso con Carne

When the queso is nice and smooth, serve into a small bowl, or large for that matter, and serve alongside crispy tortilla chips.

Scoop and dig in. This is something I make for my wife once a year (maybe twice), but now my kids are totally loving this stuff as well. I should consider making this into a grilled cheese, but the only exception is that it is all gone!

Hope you enjoy, and cannot wait until warmer weather gets to us!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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