Monday, June 23, 2014

Pico/Queso Hot Hamburger Dip

I have to be honest with you, this was absolutely delicious!!  I seriously could of eaten the entire thing.  But, being the nice, decent mom that I was, I didn't.  Even though I did scour terribly at everyone while they were eating it while they kept asking me; "mom, honey what is it, what's wrong"?  I couldn't possibly tell them that I didn't want them eating the dip, of course, because, "hello McCfly", I made it for them, but...  
Sigh - a mother's love never ends!

I came up with this very simple recipe by using common ingredients, common recipes and combining them because quite honestly; half of my family loves pico de gallo, and the other half adores queso.  What's a mom to do I ask?  Aha, combine the two and add ground beef.  
That is exactly what I did my friends!  I wish I had another jalapeno for the picture, but I didn't, so just use your awesome imagination and pretend there are jalapeno slices and a few seeds floating around in the picture. Can you see it?  Oh good!!
Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Yield:  6-8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

1lb ground beef, cooked, crumbled and drained
2 medium tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
1 medium red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

2 jars queso, (16oz each) cheese dip
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp adobo seasoning

-After you have cooked your ground beef set aside.  Prep the tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno  and finally red onion in a small bowl.  Add your onion powder and adobo seasoning.  Mix well and set aside.

-In a medium saucepan, pour in your queso, add in your crumbled ground beef and bring to a simmer.  About 1-2 minutes.  

-When the queso has just started to bubble and the hamburger has been warmed through, add in your pico ingredients.

-Bring to a simmer once more, and pour into your favorite bowl surrounded by tortilla chips!!  Don't forget to sample.  What?
The cheesiness, is that a word?  Coupled with the fresh tomatoes & onions are outstanding! Don't forget the kick of that jalapeno!  I know!

That was it, I know!  How easy, right?  The combination of the queso with the fresh Pico de gallo mix and the hamburger?  I'm telling you is heavenly!!  Easy, easy hot dip that your family and friends will enjoy no matter what the season!  However, it's even better in the summertime on your deck, don't you think?

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi


  1. Licking screen and drooling Didi! Wow! this looks fantastic!

  2. Kecia my sweet, sweet friend!! ♥

    1. I just looked at this again and you know! Forget the chips... give me a spoon! You did say this was Pico/Queso Soup, right?