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Crock Pot Rotel Dip with Ground Beef and Cheese

Easy Crock Pot Rotel Dip with ground beef and real cheese (no Velveeta). This dip recipe makes a large amount and is perfect to serve a crowd.

red baking dish of rotel dip made with ground beef topped with jalapenos

I really love slow cooker recipes like this Crock Pot Rotel Dip with ground beef when I need to keep a dip warm at events that are going to go for several hours or more like the Super Bowl, a shower or cocktail parties. They are also really great when you need to take an appetizer to a potluck or don’t want to worry about perfectly timing your guests arrival with bringing a hot dip out of the oven.

Some of my other favorite crock pot dip recipes are:

Rotel dip in a red dish with tortilla chips

Tips and tricks

What is Rotel? 

Rotel is a brand of diced tomatoes with green chiles. You can find cans of Rotel in most US grocery stores near the canned tomatoes. It comes in a few different varieties- the mild, regular or hot would work well in this dip depending on your spiciness preference.

If you can’t find Rotel, you could substitute a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of diced chiles.

Can you make Rotel Dip vegetarian? 

Yes, you could simply leave out the ground beef and this would still be a delicious cheese dip or you could add a meat substitute or a can of black beans.

Can you make this dip ahead of time?

One time saving tip is to make the ground beef ahead and keep in in the fridge. You can also assemble the dip in the crock pot ahead of time and then heat up when you’re ready.

Dipper ideas:

  • Tortilla chips (of course)
  • Sturdy veggies like large broccoli florets or celery sticks
  • Baguettes
  • Pretzels

Step by step photos

Step 1 – Brown the ground beef with salt and pepper and drain.

Step 2 – Add the cubed cream cheese and ground beef to the bottom of a crock pot.

Cream cheese and ground beef in crock pot for rotel dip with ground beef recipe

Step 3 – Add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot.

ingredients in crock pot for rotel dip with ground beef

Step 4 – Heat on high for an hour or until the rotel dip is creamy and warm. Stir occasionally while dip is heating to combine.

rotel dip with ground beef in a red baking dish surrounded by tortilla scoops

5 from 6 votes
Rotel dip in a red baking dish topped with more rotel, green onions and jalapeno slices
Rotel Dip with Ground Beef
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 50 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
 

Easy Crock Pot Rotel Dip with ground beef and real cheese (no Velveeta). This dip recipe makes a large amount and is perfect to serve a crowd. 

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 12
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Darlene Kratz
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 16 oz cream cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 can rotel, not drained
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
Optional Toppings
  • green onions
  • jalapenos
  • additional rotel, drained
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium high heat. Break up the meat into small pieces as it's cooking. 

  2. Once cooked, drain the grease from the beef and set aside. 

  3. Add the cream cheese to the bottom of a 2 quart crock pot. 

  4. Add the ground beef on top of the cream cheese. 

  5. Add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot. 

  6. Heat dip on high for an hour or until warmed through. Stir occasionally as dip is heating to combine. 

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Comments

  1. I love snacking and what a better way to snack then with chips and dip. This is a great gathering dip or just a at home dip. Can’t wait to try this out!

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