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Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe with Ground Beef, served with Mission Tortilla Strips
4.88 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Queso Dip

This Instant Pot Queso Dip recipe is made from real cheese, a big step up from dip sold in jars, and a homemade dish that can compete with the queso served at your favorite restaurants.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings


  • ½ pound lean ground beef, at least 92%
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup chopped white onion
  • 1-2 fresh jalapenos, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk or half n half
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, (add more according to your liking)
  • black pepper , (to taste)
  • 3.5 cups a combination of Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar, (you can also use white American cheese for white Queso)

To Serve:

  • 1 bag of Mission® Strips Tortilla Chips
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh Salsa
  • Sour Cream


  • Brown the Beef:
    In a skillet pan, brown the ground beef meat over medium heat. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Let the meat sit undisturbed for about two minutes, flip and cook the other side, let the meat sit undisturbed for about two minutes. Start breaking the meat with a wooden spatula and the meat is fully cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Turn on the Instant Pot to sauté over medium heat (normal). Melt butter and add cornstarch, cook and keep stirring for about two minutes to avoid grainy dipping sauce.
  • Add chopped onion and jalapenos, keep stirring until fragrant, add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, salt, black pepper and stir for about 10 seconds.
  • Pour half of the milk and keep cooking and scraping the bottom of the pan until the sauce is smooth and thick.
  • Pour and whisk in the remaining milk and add the ground beef. Press the Adjust button to increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil for about one minute. Stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in all the cheese and press the “stop” button to shut off the heat.
  • Cover the pot with the lid and let it stands undisturbed for about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and whisk the mixture until smooth. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve with guacamole, fresh salsa, sour cream and enjoy with Mission Strips Tortilla Chips.
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