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Crockpot Chili Con Queso
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5 from 7 votes

Crockpot Chili Con Queso

A deliciously meaty queso made in the crockpot and perfect for parties!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Hot Sausage I use Jimmy's Brand, if kids are eating it use the Regular!
  • 1 small white or yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can original Rotel
  • 1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup store-bought salsa (I use Joe T's Medium Salsa for my exact recipe!)
  • One 32-oz package original Velveeta Cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • tortilla chips, for serving

Additional Options:

  • Lime juice
  • Fresh chopped tomatoes
  • Fresh chopped cilantro


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef, sausage, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with the edge of the spoon, until it is browned and no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain off fat from the meat and place in a Crockpot.
  • Next, add the cream of mushroom soup, the Rotel, shredded cheese, salsa, and Velveeta. Stir, cover, and cook on low. See note for additional cooking tips.
  • Once its all melted and delicious, you can serve as it is or you can add some fresh cilantro, tomatoes and lime juice to jazz it up if you want!


Cooking Note: I need to give you guys a little lesson on the cooking of this queso because it can burn so darn easily. I like to set my crockpot to "warm" and just let it cook until the cheese is melted but it takes a little longer (like 1 hour). You can set it to its lowest "low" setting and it should be ready in closer to 30 minutes...but either way, keep an eye on your party queso! Once she burns she tastes awful. Here is my rule of thumb: once it's ready and everyone is enjoying it and it is just sitting there to serve if it starts to bubble, I turn off the heat, then when it starts to look like its getting too cold and starting to solidify, I turn it back on warm... and I just keep doing that until the party is over. Off and "warm," never let it bubble. Stir often and you'll be golden!!