I've done this for a long time. I agree with another review, it is 1 can rotel w/ 1lb velveta. I'm glad to see that someone put this here. It's amazing how many people haven't heard of it. A couple hints from experience. 1. The lower the melting temperature, the thinner the cheese dip (if too hot, it will get too thick). I suggest a double boiler. 2. I also add a couple tbls or pace picante sace at the beginning (if later it doesn't work right) to make it spicer. 3. reheating it you may want to add a little milk to keep it from being too thick. If you haven't tried this, you're missing out.
This is the national dip of Arkansas, who I read is No 1 in consumption of velveeta cheese. I add 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tbsp chili powder, and about 1/3 cup milk to assist with the creaminess of this cheese dip....
I make this too, but I put 2 cans of Rotel and a pound of browned ground beef. Yummy!
My son makes a recipe similar to this except that he adds in a can of hormel chile and sometimes uses velveeta mexican cheese in place of regular velveeta. I prefer the regular-either way this dip is very yummy!! Thanks for sharing!
Great recipe. I add 1 lb of browned ground beef. Super yummy.
I make this dip all the time for different parties, events, and even pot lucks. This can be done in a microwave if you cube the cheese as well as on the stove top. This also stores well for reheating later! This is definately a repeat recipe in my household!
Yum! Fantastic party dip and I loved your reviewer's idea to add 2 Tbsp. picante sauce to add extra flavor and texture! Thanks for posting this classic!
The Velveeta makes this absolutely disgusting and inedible. Velveeta was never a great cheese-like product but the current version is truly gross. There are many mild, smooth melting cheeses that would all be an improvement. I tried this once and had to throw it all away it was so bad, not even the great Rotel taste could save it.
Did this recipe for Easter for about 28 people. Doubled the recipe and it was gone before I could even get to it! I added a diced jalapeno as well as a little Cayenne pepper. I'm making it again tonight for a dinner party.
We do it in the microwave for 5 minutes and it may be thick but we like it that way