Queso with Ground Beef

Queso with Ground Beef

Creamy, cheesy, and flecked with bits of ground beef, this classic Tex-Mex dip is sure to be a hit at your next party. Pair it with a bag of tortilla chips, or better yet, drizzle with reckless abandon over an entire sheet pan of nachos.

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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

4-5 mins

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  • 2 oz (55g) ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • Salt, to taste 
  • 1 cup (75g) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place the beef and butter in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 2-2:30 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  2. Add the flour mix and whisk well, until the flour is fully dissolved. Add the milk, taco seasoning, and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until thickened to your liking.
  3. Add the cheese and mix until incorporated.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a hotter queso, add some dashes of your favorite hot sauce when you add the cooked beef.
  • For a smoky touch, season with adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers.
  • Substitute ground turkey for beef.
  • For a vegetarian version, substitute the cooked beef for cooked lentils.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.