Instant Pot Queso with Meat

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5 from 1 vote
Instant Pot Queso with Meat takes your queso to the next level. Just when you thought it could not get any better, we have upped the fabulousness by adding meat.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
White bowl filled with Instant Pot Queso with Meat and surrounded by chips

Instant Pot Queso with Meat takes your queso to the next level. Just when you thought it could not get any better, we have upped the fabulousness by adding meat.

White bowl filled with Instant Pot Queso with Meat and surrounded by chips

Instant Pot Queso with Meat is so quick and delicious. After all, queso has become a staple in almost every American household due to it incredible taste and versatility.

Cheese dips seem to be imprinted into every culture. However, who actually invented Queso? Find out here.

Why Instant Pot Queso with Meat Works

This Instant Pot Queso with Meat is perfect for so many occasions and comes together with staples from your pantry. It is perfect for game day or any type of party. Of course, you can have it just because you and your family love it night too.

How to Make Instant Pot Queso Recipe– Step by Step 

  • Brown Meat: First, set your instant pot to sauté mode then add your meat, and break it up into small pieces. Continue to sauté until brown. Once done, drain, and set the meat aside.
  • Sauté Onions: Next, add in your onions allow them to soften in the pot for about 3 to 5 minutes. Next, add your jalapeños for an additional minute.
  • Add Seasonings: Combine in the garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Stir all of the ingredients together for about 1 more minute.
  • Mix in Tomatoes: Follow with your Rotel, and salt and pepper. 
1st 3 steps in preparing Instant Pot Queso with Meat
  • Next Milk: Pour in your milk and scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any residue from the meat or vegetables. This will add extra flavor to your queso. 
  • Return Meat: Again, add the meat to your pot.
  • Blend Together: Keeping your instant pot on sauté mode, use the + button to increase the heat on your instant pot. Whisk well and allow it to boil. 
  • Cheese: Finally, add in all of your cheese, mix, and then put your lid on the instant pot. Allow it to sit for five minutes to melt. Remove the lid, transfer to your favorite serving bowl, and enjoy!
Last 3 steps in preparing the Instant Pot Queso with Meat

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Tips for Making Queso Instant Pot

This Queso in the Instant Pot is so versatile you can use it on so many things. Granted, it is great with chips but you can do so much more. Specifically:

  • Dip your favorite vegetables in it.
  • Top a burger with it.
  • Use it as a base for Mexican pizza
  • Transform your tacos or any of your favorite dishes
  • Place it to your morning breakfast scramble.
  • Pour some on your baked potatoes
Instant Pot Queso with Meat on a chip with a white bowl and the instant pot in the background

How Long can the Instant Pot Queso Recipe Last?

The Instant Pot queso recipe can last in the refrigerator for up to four days in an airtight container. Truly, it probably won’t last that long. It is always a good idea to take out only what you need at one time so it does not sit out for too long.

This Homemade Queso can be frozen in a good quality container, just let it defrost in the refrigerator and heat up slow in the microwave before serving. You may need to add a tablespoon of half and half or two to get the consistency right.


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Expert Tips for Making the Best Queso Instant Pot

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • HEAT: Extra Jalapeno will kick up the heat.
  • MORE MEAT: Such as bacon or a mixture of meats. Also a seafood queso would be amazing.

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White bowl filled with Instant Pot Queso with Meat and surrounded by chips

Instant Pot Queso with Meat

5 from 1 vote
Instant Pot Queso with Meat takes your queso to the next level. Just when you thought it could not get any better, we have upped the fabulousness by adding meat.
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Servings: 20 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1- pound ground beef you can also use ground turkey for a healthier alternative
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno diced (remove seeds or keep seeds for a spicier queso!)
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can 12 oz evaporated milk (or half n half)
  • 1 can Rotel
  • ¼ teaspoon salt add more according to your liking
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups fiesta blend cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Set your instant pot to sauté mode. Once it is hot, add in your meat, and break it up into small pieces. Continue to sauté until brown. Once done, drain, and set the meat aside.
  • Still having your instant pot on sauté mode, Add in your onions. Continue to stir as they soften. Keep them in the pot for about 3 to 5 minutes until fully softened. Once the onions are done, adding your jalapeños for an additional minute. Mix.
  • Add in the garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Stir all of the ingredients together for about 1 more minute.
  • Mix in your Rotel, and salt and pepper.
  • Pour in your milk and scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any residue from the meat or vegetables. This will add extra flavor to your queso.
  • Add the meat to your pot.
  • Keeping your instant pot on sauté mode, use the + button to increase the heat on your instant pot. Whisk well and allow it to boil.
  • Once it has reached a high boil, keep it there for one minute.
  • Add in all of your cheese, mix, and then put your lid on the instant pot. Leave it for five minutes to melt.
  • Remove the lid, transfer to your favorite serving bowl, and enjoy!

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • HEAT: Extra Jalapeno will kick up the heat.
  • MORE MEAT: Such as bacon or a mixture of meats. Also a seafood queso would be amazing.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 2690kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 160g | Fat: 211g | Saturated Fat: 107g | Cholesterol: 702mg | Sodium: 3268mg | Potassium: 1694mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3668IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 2338mg | Iron: 12mg

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