Buffalo Queso Dip

This is how you kick up your standard queso dip. Add in some Buffalo wing-inspired flavors and you’ve got a hit. I certainly can’t get enough of it. Lightly spicy, creamy, with a hint of smokiness (I used fire-roasted tomatoes), it’s a fantastic dip to serve along my other favorite appetizer, Buffalo wings! We made this Buffalo Queso dip for the Superbowl and it was perfect!

Buffalo Queso Dip

Feel free to make a few tweaks to this recipe for Buffalo Queso dip to suit your tastes. Substitute chopped (drained) green chiles for the pepper. Instead of regular Velveeta substitute Mexican or even Queso Blanco. This recipe doubles or even triples easily, making it great for a crowd!

Buffalo Queso Dip

This is how you kick up your standard queso dip.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 87kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 can diced tomatoes fire-roasted adds more flavor, drain well
  • 1 cup Velveeta cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup green pepper finely chopped

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small slow cooker sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Heat on high for 2 hours, stirring often, until cheese is melted. Reduce heat to warm and serve.
  • You can also bake this dip in a small baking dish at 375 F for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Rio Grande Dip

I absolutely loved this dip. Almost all of my favorite flavors were in each bite. Italian sausage, onion, refried black beans (if you haven’t tried refried black beans, you should because they are great!), spicy tomato salsa, green chiles, and of course, cheese. Now, I didn’t go crazy with the cheese as I normally would in a dip like this Rio Grande dip. Nope, I love all of the ingredients so much that I wanted each to be represented. No hiding under the cheese!

Rio Grande Dip

I found it interesting that the original recipe used Italian sausage. That’s what I used, and I loved it. It does seem that for a more southwestern angle, you might want to use Mexican chorizo or just ground beef. But no matter which you use, this Rio Grande dip is a winner.

Oh, and I would highly recommend making a double batch. This dip makes an excellent topping for nachos, hot dogs, or even baked potatoes. It’s good stuff!

Also try my pizza dip.

Rio Grande Dip

I didn’t go crazy with the cheese as I normally would in a dip like this Rio Grande dip. Nope, I love all of the ingredients so much that I wanted each to be represented. No hiding under the cheese!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 97kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage I used hot, but you can also substitute Mexican chorizo
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 15 ounce refried black beans
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 4 ounce green chile peppers diced, un-drained
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded, plus more for garnish
  • cilantro chopped, for garnish
  • Tortilla or corn chips for serving

Instructions

  • Crumble the sausage into a large skillet or Dutch oven and brown over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the beans, salsa, and chile peppers. Stir. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add in the cheese and reduce heat to low. Stir to melt.
  • Serve with chips, garnished with more cheese and chopped cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Beef Enchilada Dip

It’s ok if after you make this beef enchilada dip you decide to put down your tortilla chip and grab a spoon and eat it like chili. I’m not going to blame you one single bit. The enchilada sauce has that great southwestern spiciness to it. Adding some ground beef and toppings make it not only a great dip but also a great chili.

Beef Enchilada Dip


I used my fire-roasted enchilada sauce when I made this dip. The char flavor comes thru, making the tomato sauce oh so much better. I often find myself substituting fire-roasted versions of peppers and tomatoes in recipes. Specially when the recipes call for chiles or jalapenos.

I also like to top my beef enchilada dip with some green enchilada sauce.

Beef Enchilada Dip

It’s ok if after you make this beef enchilada dip you decide to put down your tortilla chip and grab a spoon and eat it like chili. I’m not going to blame you one single bit. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 286kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce I used my fire-roasted enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups cheese grated . Monterey Jack or cheddar cheeses work best
  • sour cream for garnish
  • pickled jalapenos diced, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Drain most of the fat and add the onion and cook until just tender.
  • Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the enchilada sauce.
  • Sprinkle with the cheese..
  • Cover and wait until the cheese melts, 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve topped with sour cream and diced jalalpenos, with chips for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.