Chili Queso Dip

  • Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small tomato, diced 
  • 1 tsp. Ancho chile pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika 
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper 
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar spread 
  • 2 to 3 scallions


  • In a medium saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the diced white onion and cook until translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic clove atop and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the ground beef, Ancho chile pepper, pinch of cayenne and lime juice. Break up the ground beef with a spatula and cook until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the diced tomato and cook for about 1 minute. 
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat the milk and cheddar spread, mixing the the entire time until very smooth. Fold in the cooked ground beef mixture. Pour the chili cheese dip into a serving bowl and top with a few slices of scallions. Serve warm with plenty of tortilla chips.