My Crock-Pot Queso is SOOOOO simple! With only four ingredients, you’ll be out of the kitchen in no time and spending your time on really important things like, laughing, visiting and having a blast with your family and friends. This is a recipe for freedom, as well as fabulous flavor! Queso and nachos always make me think of football parties and fall gatherings, for some reason. Maybe because the warm, spicy kick of queso is perfect for cool, crisp fall days. Not that I wouldn’t eat this fabulous dip any time of the year, but fall is when I seem most drawn to making and enjoying it. I think you are definitely going to want to add this one to your recipe files!
Last weekend, I whipped up a batch of delicious queso in my brand new WeMo-Enabled Crock-Pot Slow Cooker. I’m SO in Crock-Pot heaven! No wise cracks, now. I know I have a slight “problem” when it comes to Crock-Pots, but you’ll be so proud of me — I did gift one of mine to a new home, recently. Now, I only have nine! lol I’m a firm believer in the fact that you cannot have too many Crock-Pots. I’ve used multiples for a single holiday meal at home and they’re an absolute necessity for potlucks and church socials. People need to borrow them. You just need to have a good supply. How do people manage with only one or two? I have NO idea! 🙂 Just sayin’….
Well, though I could have, I didn’t bake a cake, or potatoes, or a fresh fruit cobbler in my new Crock-Pot. I didn’t make roast beef or award-winning chili. Isn’t it cool that I could have, though? 🙂 I’m on some sort of spicy, fall flavors kick, here lately, and I think this recipe is perfect for Saturday afternoon football games, Sunday night Mom’s-not-cooking suppers and youth group snacks. Oh man! You’ll be the hero of youth group snacks if you serve up this tasty dip! It’s simple. Brown and drain ground beef and then toss it in the Crock-Pot with cubed up Veleveeta, canned tomatoes with chiles (like Rotel) and some red pepper flakes. Turn on the slow cooker and wait for the cheesy, spicy goodness! It doesn’t get easier than that! Well, unless of course, I could turn on my Crock-Pot while I’m sitting in Sunday service at church (I mean right AFTER service, Pastor Curt!) or turn it down when I’m getting groceries or change the time while I’m visiting my sister in the city. Wait.a.minute! I CAN! uh huh…you heard me…I can run my Crock-Pot using the app on my smart phone (Apple or Android). Woot! It works, too, ’cause I did it. 🙂 See I NEEDED a ninth Crock-Pot!
The WeMO-Enabled Crock-Pot is loaded with fantastic features that help busy wives and moms get everything done:
- 6-quart capacity
- oval shape that fits roasts and large cuts of meat
- glass lid helps trap in heat and moisture
- easy clean-up (Stoneware and lid are dishwasher safe.)
- uses the WeMo app to connect and cook
- App can turn the slow cooker off or on, adjust the temperature, switch to warm, adjust the cook time
- Connect from anywhere with 3G / 4G / Wi-Fi
- works with both Apple, and Android, devices
- Can be used without the app control, too
- Cool-touch handles
- cord storage (I love this feature! Pull it out to use. Push it back to store.)
- Easy to install and set up. (I had it cooking in minutes!)
I plugged in my new WeMo-Enabled Crock-Pot and downloaded the app to my cell phone. The app walked me through setup, step-by-easy-step. Everything was prepped and ready in minutes and I went off to enjoy my day without a worry. My scrumptious Ultimate Crock-Pot Queso was waiting, hot and ready, when I was ready to serve it.
- 2 lbs. ground beef, browned and drained
- 4 lbs.Velveeta cheese, (I used 2 White Queso & 2 Sharp Cheddar. Pick your favorites.)
- 4 (10.5 oz) cans of diced tomatoes with chiles (like Rotel)
- 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes (more or less according to your heat preference)
- Cut Velveeta into 1-inch cubes.
- Place all ingredients in Crock-Pot slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Set Crock-Pot on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1 hour.
- Stir to incorporate all ingredients into the melted cheese, before serving.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
- (I love to set this in the center of a Make-Your-Own-Nachos bar, that has sliced olives, diced avocado, diced tomato, chopped green onions, cilantro, sour cream, salsa, etc. , so that everyone can create their personal Ultimate Nachos.
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