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We had a little farewell BBQ right before I left North Carolina. I decided to make these amazing queso burgers. We love queso and we love burgers… queso+burgers= mind blown!

Queso cheeseburger on a white plate with fries.I have been watching what I eat right before our Hawaii trip at the end of the month. This was my hardest challenge to face not being able to eat one of these amazing burgers. The cheesey queso dripping down a freshly grilled burger? So yummy! I was able to get through and resist and eat a salad. Life is hard sometimes. But in the words of my husband, “These burgers are like a fiesta queso explosion in your mouth and are amazing!” I should have him start writing the blog! 🙂

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Queso Burgers

By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious melty queso over grilled burgers. Tastes just like a fiesta in your mouth!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Burgers


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 lb. easy melt cheese like Velveeta cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 10 oz Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies undrained
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 6 pieces leaf lettuce
  • 1 large tomato cut into 6 slices


  • Melt velveeta and rotel in a medium saucepan over low heat. You can also melt in the microwave 3-5 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium and shape hamburger meat into 6 patties. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Grill 4 to 5 minutes each side or until no longer pink.
  • To assemble the burgers, place burger on bottom bun and top with 2 Tbs melted cheese. Top with lettuce, tomato and top bun and enjoy!


Calories: 680kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 45gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 828mgPotassium: 601mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1058IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 653mgIron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. My boyfriend would LOVE these. Burgers and cheese, he’s such a simple man to please.

  2. Dang girl, the discipline you must have to not eat one of these and opt for a salad instead is impressive!

  3. This looks so delicious ! and reminds me a burger would also be yummy with the tostios salsa con queso!