Slow Cooker Rotel Dip with Beef


55 Comments

Pin Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Make Rotel Dip in your crockpot with Velveeta, ground beef and 2 cans of Rotel Tomatoes. Perfect dip for parties and gameday.

We love a good Velveeta dip like this recipe or my cheeseburger dip or nacho cheese sauce too!

close up of rotel velveeta dip

What is Rotel?

  • Rotel is canned tomatoes with diced green chiles.
  • There are different varieties of Rotel such as Original, Hot, Mild, No Salt added and Fire-Roasted. Use whatever variety you like, my store only had the no salt variety due to low stock on items.
tostito chops, velveeta, 2 cans of rotel, package of ground beef and seasonings in front of slow cooker

How to make Rotel Dip:

  • 2 cans of Rotel – Yes! two cans, if you only use one you will have a dip that is too thick.
  • Velveeta cheese – A small 1 lb. box.
  • Seasonings – I use chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Ground beef – cooked, crumbled, and drained before adding to the slow cooker.
cubes of velveeta in rotel and crumbled ground beef

How long do I cook?

  • Place the lid on the slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
melted velveeta in slow cooker with ground beef and rotel

Can I use sausage instead of ground beef?

  • Ground sausage is great in this recipe!
  • I like to use 1 pound of Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage.
spoon in rotel dip in slow cooker

How can I make this less spicy?

  • Rotel tends to be spicy, be sure to use “Mild” if you have any aversion to spicy food.
  • Alternatively, you can use mild salsa instead of Rotel.

How can I thin my dip after it’s been on the warm setting for too long?

  • The dip will thicken with time if left on the warm setting for a length of time while serving.
  • Add a splash of milk to thin the dip.
chip with rotel velveeta dip on it.

Other great dip recipes:

Want to make more magic in your crockpot? Stay up to date and subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

close up of rotel dip on a chip

Rotel Dip

4.62 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Cheesy dip with rotel, velveeta and ground beef. Perfect for any game day feast!

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 16 oz. Velveeta cheese, this is the smaller box
  • 20 oz. Rotel® diced Tomatoes with & Green Chiles, (TWO 10-oz. cans) DO NOT DRAIN
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

For serving

  • corn chips
  • chopped cilantro, optional

Instructions 

  • Set a large skillet over medium high heat on the stove top. Brown and crumble the ground beef, drain the fat.
  • Add the cooked ground beef to the slow cooker, cube the velveeta and add on top of the beef.
  • Pour over the can of rotel and sprinkle over the chili and garlic powder. Stir.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours or until cheese is melted and the dip is hot.
  • Keep on warm while serving.

Video

Notes

How can I make this less spicy?
  • Rotel tends to be spicy (even the original style), be sure to use “Mild” if you have any aversion to spicy food.
  • Alternatively, you can use mild salsa instead of Rotel.
Can I use sausage instead of ground beef?
  • Ground sausage is great in this recipe!
  • I like to use 1 pound of Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage.
How can I thin the dip after it’s been on the warm setting for too long?
  • The dip will thicken with time if left on the warm setting for a length of time while serving.
  • Add a splash of milk to thin the dip.
Nutritional values are approximate and do not not include chips or cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

Made this recipe? Leave a comment below!

Other recipes you may like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




55 Comments

  1. Novicecook says:

    Can I use Swiss cheese instead of velveeta?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I don’t know how it would melt, you may need to add milk.

    2. Chelsey says:

      A little late, but you can use a small amount of sodium citrate to give any cheese that velveeta smoothness.

  2. Melissa says:

    5 stars
    made this for the super bowl, added elbow macaroni to the left over dip the next day….

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      That is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Monica says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe base. I added a couple of different things. When I cooked the hamburger I added a little taco seasoning to it before adding to the crock pot. After it cooked for an hour and 15 minutes and stirred I thought it was missing something else. So, I added 2 cups of triple cheese shredded cheese and 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Then finished out the 45 minutes and man that was perfect! Thank you for the easy recipe. Also, with this recipe crock pot liners are your friend super easy clean up.

  4. Amy Gantman says:

    5 stars
    An all time favor favorite. Originally published in the Crock Pot recipe book that came with the appliance in the 1970’s. Thanks for sharing as I can’t find my pamphlet!

  5. Pam says:

    How long on low will this take in a crock pot

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      The full recipe is in the recipe card. Crock pot and slow cooker are the same thing.

  6. Ar says:

    I also use one large can of cream of mushroom it turns out perfect

  7. Ashley says:

    Can i use a 7 qt slow cooker?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes!

  8. Tokesia says:

    Can you use ground turkey

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes! Or ground chicken.

      1. Tokesia says:

        Thanks

  9. Laura says:

    Looks amazing! How long would I bake in the oven?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I’m unsure, I only test my recipes in the slow cooker.

  10. Lizzie says:

    5 stars
    I followed your recipe and it turned out marvelous! My daughter said it was the best rotel dip I have ever made. I think adding the chili powder gave it that extra flavor it needed because in the past I’ve always only done the cheese, meat and one can of rotel and that was it. So thank you so much! I garnished it with pico de gallo and sour cream.