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Made with just three ingredients -- Velveeta, Rotel and Hamburger -- this Rotel dip has the perfect amount of spicy heat in each bite. 
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  1. ROTEL DIP INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS ROTEL DIP RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
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This quick and easy homemade Rotel dip is loaded with cheesy goodness, ground beef and spices. Best of all, with only three ingredients, it’s ready to eat in minutes.

Feeding a crowd? My family also loves this  bacon cheddar cream cheese dip, cold crab dip and buffalo chicken dip.

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Rotel Dip

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Rotel dip is an easy dip recipe made with meat, cheese, and Rotel Tomatoes, which are petite, diced tomatoes with green chilis and spices. (It’s almost like salsa.)

This Rotel dip recipe never lets us down. It’s always a crowd pleaser– it has the perfect amount of spicy heat in each bite. You can dip just about anything into it. I usually serve it alongside tortilla chips, bagel chips, crackers, or veggies.

ROTEL DIP INGREDIENTS

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You Will Need:

  • 16 ounces of Velveeta
  • 10 ounce can of Rotel
  • 1 pound of hamburger

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

MEAT: If you substitute spicy sausage for the ground beef, it takes the heat up another level.

CHEESE: You can add an 8-ounce brick of cream cheese — the result will be extra creamy.

HOW TO MAKE THIS ROTEL DIP RECIPE

The ultimate appetizer, Rotel Dip couldn’t get any easier to make:

  1. Start by browning your hamburger in a skillet until cooked through.
  2. As it’s cooking, cube the Velveeta cheese.
  3. Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, stir in the cubes of Velveeta cheese and the Rotel.
  4. Stir regularly as it melts and then it’s ready to serve.

STORAGE

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze rotel dip for up to 3 months, just make it’s stored inside a freezer safe container. When you’re ready to eat, just pop it into the fridge to thaw, then heat through before serving.

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Rotel Dip

5 from 71 votes
Made with just three ingredients — Velveeta, Rotel and Hamburger — this Rotel dip has the perfect amount of spicy heat in each bite. 
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces Velveeta
  • 10 ounce can Rotel
  • 1 pound hamburger

Instructions
 

  • Brown hamburger in a skillet until cooked
  • Add cubes of Velveeta cheese and the can of Rotel
  • Stir thoroughly until melted
  • Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies

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Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal
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  1. Brian says

    I have not tried it yet, but I would definitely use ground beef and maybe some black or pinto beans, maybe some taco seasoning and cumin. I would use plain Doritos or lime Doritos.

  2. Penny says

    5 stars
    Legendary favorite especially around football season. Hailing from New Mexico, I do a few things different with great results.
    Do you like your Rotel dip extra spicy? Yes, add a can of jalapeno’s or better yet, NM green chiles (the best)!
    Would you make with hamburger or sausage? I add equal amounts of both using hot sausage (versus mild)
    Do you add cream cheese to your Rotel dip? No, but a surprise ingredient of a can of cream of chicken soup. Makes it extra velvety and complex tasting. Try it – you won’t look back.

  3. Joan C says

    5 stars
    I use spicy sausage instead of hamburger. I also add a block of cream cheese. My family adds hot sauce to their servings. (Just a little to spicy for me). Great with homemade corn tortilla chips.

  4. Lois Imel says

    5 stars
    I have made this Rotel Dip with hamburger & sausage, but I haven’t tried the cream cheese. Will give it a try next time I make it. Thanks, for the awesome idea.
    Enjoy this site & all the recipes.

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