How To Make Rotel With Ground Beef

Leftovers & Freezing Instructions

You can keep the dip covered in the refrigerator for up to three days if there are any leftovers. The best ways to reheat it are in a slow cooker or on the stovetop over low heat, though you can also use a microwave.

If you want to freeze the dip, add it to a freezer safe container (I like these large Souper Cubes) and store for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to use it, move it from the fridge to the freezer the night before to thaw, and then heat on the stovetop over low heat or in the slow cooker.


MEAT: You can turn up the heat even further by using spicy sausage in place of the ground beef.

CHEESE: To make it extra creamy, add an 8-ounce brick of cream cheese.

How to Make Rotel Dip

This Rotel cheese dip recipe is as easy as 1,2,3!

  • Brown meat on the stovetop and drain.
  • Add Rotel tomatoes and cheese to the same pan.
  • Stir until melted.

The Rotel’s juices give it the perfect consistency, so don’t drain it. Of course, as with most recipes, you can add your own favorites or adjust the flavors and/or additions to suit your pantry. We do occasionally add two cans of Rotel!

How To Make Rotel With Ground Beef

How To Make Rotel With Ground Beef

  • Use lean hamburger meat or brown the meat and remove any excess grease.
  • Should you choose to omit the Velveeta cheese, substitute 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can dilute this recipe with a small amount of milk.
  • Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, or other vegetables for dipping, such as carrots and celery.
  • Keep Rotel dip warm in a small slow cooker. Rotel dip can be reheated on the stovetop or in the microwave until it becomes dippable again, but if it cools, it will be difficult to scoop!
  • You can enjoy leftovers in tacos, over potatoes, or in quesadillas.

How To Make Rotel With Ground Beef

A brand of diced tomatoes with green chilies is called Ro-tel tomatoes. They taste like salsa and add a little spiciness to food. You can find them in most grocery stores’ canned tomato section. They enhance the flavor of stews, taco soup, chili recipes, and more.

If you don’t have Rotel tomatoes on hand, you can use salsa or green chiles to make another brand of tomatoes. The dip won’t taste exactly the same, but it will still be delicious.

This dip can easily be made in the slow cooker. Just brown and drain the ground beef or sausage according to the instructions. Put everything in a small slow cooker or crock pot and cook on low for two to three hours, stirring now and then, until everything melts. Once melted, turn the slow cooker to warm.