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Minnesota Cooking: Ground Beef Nacho Cheese Dip

Char is a writer who has written for the Freelance Writers International, Yahoo, Constant Content, Squidoo and now Hubpages.


Cheese Dip

If you go to a Mexican restaurant, sometimes you can order a cheese sauce to dip your chips in. Many times, the cheese sauce that they offer is some kind of jalapeno-infused cheese that tastes delicious.

The recipe for the cheese dip you'll find in this article is a little more complicated than just cheese. You must brown your ground beef, drain it, and then add a jar of salsa and a jar of cheese sauce to the browned ground beef.

The next step just involves heating the three ingredients until the ingredients are merged. Make sure you stir it as it heats, as the ingredients will settle and may stick to the bottom.

Nacho Cheese Chips or Crackers

If you try any chips at all, try nacho-cheese flavored chips. My favorite brand is Doritos, but there are a few store brands that are perfectly acceptable.

This cheese dip also tastes wonderful on club crackers or Chicken in a Biskit crackers.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour

1 hour

2 hours

1 bowl of cheese dip


  • 1 pound browned ground beef
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar salsa
  • 1 (20-ounce) jar nacho cheese sauce


  1. Brown 1 pound of ground beef. Add salsa and nacho cheese sauce.
  2. Mix together and cook over a medium heat until merged. Eat on chips or crackers.
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Ground Beef

You can place your frozen pound of ground beef in your frying pan, and if you place a half cup of water in the pan with your burger and cover it, you can cook the burger on medium heat for a few minutes and get your burger browned without having to thaw out the burger first.

You can enhance the flavor of the ground beef by sprinkling a bit of Lawry's Seasoned salt on it as it browns.

Keep turning the block of burger over in the pan and scrape the browned bits off the raw piece. Continue until the entire frozen piece is completely browned.

You will need to drain the extra water out of the meat before you continue with your dip. An easy method is to tip your pan sideways and place a clean paper towel into the pan to absorb the extra water and grease.


Salsa and Cheese

We like to add Pace Salsa. We like the medium heat flavor.

We have used homemade salsa, and also that works well. It takes approximately 2 cups of salsa for a pound of burger.

We use the jars of Nacho Cheese Sauce, otherwise known as Chili Con Queso Sauce. We have used variations in the past. You can use a brick of Velveeta nacho cheese, or a powdered cheese sauce, however, we prefer the pre-made jarred sauce.

© 2017 Char Milbrett

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