Crock Pot Ro-Tel Dip With Ground Beef and Cheese

Crockpot Ro-Tel Dip recipe

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  • Total: 100 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: About 2 Quarts (serves 10)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
266 Calories
13g Fat
11g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 2 Quarts (serves 10)
Amount per serving
Calories 266
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1160mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 27g
Calcium 405mg 31%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy dip is a party favorite, and it is super easy to fix in the slow cooker. The browned ground beef is mixed with melted cheese and tomatoes with green chiles (Ro-Tel) or chunky salsa.


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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 pounds Velveeta cheese
  • 1 10-ounce can tomatoes with green chiles, or a favorite salsa
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • Optional: 1 4-ounce can mild green chile peppers, chopped
  • Optional: 1 4-ounce can mushrooms, sliced, drained

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Ro-Tel dip
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  2. Melt Velveeta cheese with the tomatoes in the slow cooker on HIGH.

    Melting cheese in a slowcooker
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  3. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a skillet or saute pan over medium heat with the chopped onion and the mushrooms and chile peppers, if using.

    Browning the ground beef in a skillet
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  4. Drain off excess grease. Add the meat mixture to the slow cooker cheese mixture and cook on HIGH for about 30 minutes.

    Dip in serving dish
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  5. Turn to LOW and serve the dip from the slow cooker with tortilla chips or crackers.

    Serving the dip with chips
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  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Variation

  • For vegetarians, omit the ground beef or use substitute vegetarian crumbles or drained pinto chili beans.