Get ready to tip your hat to this fully loaded Cowboy Queso. A generous mix of creamy cheesy deliciousness and pops of fresh flavor, this queso eats like a meal. It’s so much more than melted cheese. But the melty cheese part is pretty great too. Make some, you deserve it! Even if you haven’t been in the saddle all day.
Do It For The Duke!! This is queso worthy of serving everyone’s favorite cowboy, John Wayne. So whether it’s for your next movie night, the next big game, or to kick off your next Taco Tuesday, this dip takes every event to the next level.
It’s so easy to make, you can impress everyone (or just your own tastebuds!) I love the queso at my favorite Mexican restaurant—but it doesn’t travel all that well. Learn to make this at home and you can have it any time you want, no wait required.
And we’re making it with all the fixin’s. This is how we ride in my house, but it’s also easy to customize to your own preferences. You can try to hold your horses, but it’s impossible to resist another savory, golden bite. You might just need another bag of chips.
If you’re looking for more absolutely delicious cheesy dips. I’ve got you! I hope you try these next! ♥
- Buffalo Chicken Dip – all the delicious flavors of Buffalo Chicken Wings without the mess!
- Spinach Artichoke Dip – All-time classic crowd-pleasing favorite!
- Sausage Cream Cheese Dip – You only need 3 ingredients for this bowl of YUM!
- Million Dollar Dip– Made with 4 different kinds of cheese, real bacon bits, and almonds it totally outrageous!
Let’s make this dip!
Ingredients For Cowboy Queso Dip
- Pale Ale
- Cream Cheese
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- Rotel Tomatoes
- Black Bean
- Red Onion
Store and Make Ahead
- How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge? Place this cowboy queso in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Can you freeze sausage cream cheese dip? No, dips made with dairy don’t freeze well.
- Make-Ahead Tips: You can cook the sausage ahead of time, reheat it and add the rest of the ingredients. It’s perfect to heat up in a small 1.5-quart crockpot. Stir occasionally as it reheats.
- Food Safety: Here’s the food safety guide for dips with dairy.
I love serving this cowboy queso with Scoops, Fritos, or just plain corn chips. If you’re putting on a whole spread, add my Bisquick sausage balls, hye rollers, pizza pinwheels, bacon wrapped smokies, and my cream cheese and bacon stuffed jalapeno poppers! This is a spread everyone will love. I promise!!
How to Make Cowboy Queso In The Crockpot
- Brown the sausage in a skillet on the stovetop. Drain. Add to the crockpot.
- Add all remaining ingredients to the crockpot.
- Cover and Heat on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours.
How to Make Cowboy Queso
- Cook the sausage.
- Pour beer and reduce.
- Add Velveeta, and cream cheese;
- Sprinkle pepper jack cheese.
- Cook until melted.
- Stir Rotel, black beans, onion, and cilantro.
See full instructions below.
More Fabulous Dip Recipes
- 1/2 pound sausage
- 3/4 cup Pale Ale
- 16 ounces Velveeta, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes and softened
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can Rotel Tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup black bean, well rinsed and drained
- 1 cup whole kernel corn, drained
- 1/3 cup red onion, minced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- In a 12-inch high-sided skillet, cook and crumble the sausage (1/2 pound) over medium-high heat. Drain and discard grease.
- Pour beer (3/4 cup) into skillet and cook and reduce for 2-3 minutes.
- Lower the heat to low and add the Velveeta (16 ounces), cream cheese (4 ounces), and pepper jack cheese (1 cup) and continue to cook until just melted.
- Stir in drained Rotel (1 can), black beans (1 cup), red onion (1/3 cup), corn (1 cup) and cilantro (1/4 cup). Heat through and serve immediately.
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