This Loaded Queso Beer Dip Is. The. Best.

Loaded Queso Beer Dip on a wooden platter surrounded by chips

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This loaded queso beer dip is perfect for gamedays or entertaining and checks all the boxes for a dish that is easy, delicious, and fun!



  • ½ pound lean ground meat (beef is best)
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • 10.5 ounce can Rotel with green chiles
  • 15 ounces black beans (canned, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup pale ale
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: cilantro for garnish

Suggestions for Dippers: This loaded queso beer dip goes great with so many options. Feel free to pair with your favorite tortilla chips, Fritos, pretzels, rolls, or veggies!


  1. Start by browning the ground beef in the skillet over medium heat.
  2. Remove excess grease.
  3. Add the salt and pepper, and pale ale.
  4. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. Add the cheeses and melt thoroughly.
  6. Add the Rotel, purple onions, and black beans. Stir well until heated through.
  7. Serve with cilantro garnished on top.

Tip: When browning the meat, never drain excess hot grease directly into your sink, as it can cause costly plumbing damage. Rather, drain it into a plastic container with a lid and discard in the trash. (I usually use a rinsed out cream cheese container.)


Substitution Suggestions:

  • For a slightly healthier option, you can always swap out ground beef for ground turkey.
  • For a vegetarian option, replace the meat with extra beans of your choice.
  • If sharing with kids, you can skip the beer and it’s still a delicious recipe!