Queso with Ground Beef

//cookanyday.com/cdn/shop/products/Queso_1024_360x.jpg?v=1644199491 Delicious microwave queso with ground beef made in the glass Anyday dish, featuring melted cheese, savory ground beef, and a blend of spices. This quick and easy recipe delivers a creamy and flavorful dip, perfect for enjoying with chips or as a topping for nachos.

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

3-4 mins

Free Time

to root for your favorite football team

Creamy, cheesy, and flecked with bits of ground beef, this classic Tex-Mex dip is sure to be a hit at your next party. Pair it with a bag of tortilla chips, or better yet, drizzle with reckless abandon over an entire sheet pan of nachos.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Appetizer, beef, Snacks & Bites, cheddar, cheese, dip, dips, football, Ground beef, ground meat, Mexican, Deep Dish, Shallow Dish, queso, super bowl Snacks & Bites

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

The best dish for 1-2 portions of grains, veggies, mac and cheese, ramen, and more.

The Medium Shallow Dish

Look no further for making poached eggs, desserts, dips, and small portions of meat or fish.

The Anyhand Mitts

Handle hot Anyday dishes with care with these microwave mitts that double as trivets!
Try Anyday

Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.


To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Medium Deep Dish


  • 2 oz (55g) ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • Salt, to taste 
  • 1 cup (75g) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place the beef and butter in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until fully cooked.
  2. Add the flour and whisk well, until the flour is fully dissolved. Add the milk, taco seasoning, and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until thickened to your liking.
  3. Add the cheese and mix until incorporated.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For a hotter queso, add some dashes of your favorite hot sauce when you add the cooked beef.
  • For a smoky touch, season with adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers.
  • Substitute ground turkey for beef.
  • For a vegetarian version, substitute the cooked beef for cooked lentils.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe can be made up to 3 days ahead and reheated when needed.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

Shop our bestsellers