TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder, optional
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Tortilla or corn chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips): 147 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 461mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the cheese, tomato sauce, green chilies, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder if desired and garlic powder; cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm. Serve with chips. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Chili Con Queso Dip in Country Ground Beef 1993, p6

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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jeanemed User ID: 1512060 14350
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"My family Really liked this recipe. I added some cummin and a small amount of grated pepper jack. It was really rich, so you can't eat lots. For this reason, and the fact that it's easy, it makes a great appetizer."

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