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Instant Pot Queso Dip

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  • Ingredients & Instructions



  • Mission Strips Tortilla Chips
  • ½

    pound lean ground beef at leat 92%
  • 2

    tablespoons butter
  • 2

    tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½

    cup chopped white onion
  • 2

    jalapeños, chopped
  • 2

    garlic cloves
  • 1

    teaspoon chili powder
  • ½

    teaspoon cumin
  • 1

    can 12oz evaporated milk or half & half
  • 1

    can diced tomatoes and green chilies unsalted
  • ¼

    teaspoon salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 ½

    cups a combination of monterey jack and sharp cheddar
  • guacamole
  • fresh salsa
  • sour cream


  • Step 1

    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 2 minutes. Start breaking the meat with a wooden spatula and the meat is fully cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Turn on the Instant Pot to sauté over medium heat. Melt butter and add cornstarch, cook for about 2 minutes to avoid grainy dipping sauce.

  • Step 3

    Add chopped onion and jalapeños, keep stirring until fragrant. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and stir for about 30 seconds.

  • Step 4

    Add 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, salt, black pepper and stir for about 10 seconds.

  • Step 5

    Pour half of the milk and keep cooking and scraping the bottom of the pan until the sauce is smooth and thick.

  • Step 6

    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.

  • Step 7

    Stir in all the cheese and press the "stop" button to shut off the heat.

  • Step 8

    Cover the pot with the lid and let it stands undisturbed for about 3 minutes.

  • Step 9

    Remove the lid and whisk the mixture until smooth. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

  • Step 10

    Serve with guacamole, fresh salsa, sour cream and enjoy with chips.

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