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Nacho Chili Cheese Dip

5 from 4 reviews
  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: stove-top cooking
  • Cuisine: american


Nacho Chili Cheese Dip is perfect for any tailgating weekend. Creamy nacho cheese sauce has chili-spiced ground beef added to it for the perfect chip dip!


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasononing
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk (I prefer half and a half)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar (hand grated! No pre-grated stuff!)
  • 1 can Rotel Tomatoes
  • 1 small can diced green chilis
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a cast iron skillet brown the ground beef with the diced onions.
  2. Once the beef is browned and cooked through and the onions are soft, sprinkle in 2 tablespoons chili seasoning.
  3. In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat melt butter.
  4. While butter is melting, place 1 cup milk in separate saucepan and heat over low heat, until small bubbles form around the rim of the milk. Careful not to burn!
  5. Add flour to melted butter, and using a wooden spoon, stir to combine and cook slightly. About 1-2 minutes.
  6. Once the flour is incorporated, and milk is warm, pour milk into butter/flour roux and stir well with your wooden spoon.
  7. Once your bechamel is thick, turn the heat off.
  8. Finally, add shredded cheese by small handfuls until combined.
  9. Add browned beef and onions + cans of Rotel and green chilis.
  10. Taste, adding salt and pepper if necessary.
  11. Serve with tortilla chips, on tacos, or with a spoon! 

Keywords: nacho chili cheese dip

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