Dairy Free Queso Fundido With Ground Beef


What could be better than dairy free queso fundido with ground beef?! The ultimate snack dip made with warm cashew cheese, crispy ground beef, smoky spices, and pico de gallo for a pop of bright, zippy flavor.

No dairy means this version is Whole30 compatible, paleo, and gluten free. Can also be made vegan if you swap the meat for a meatless crumble!

For the queso fundido – Raw cashews – Hot water – Avocado or olive oil – Ground beef


Soak raw cashews

Cover raw cashews with hot water in a heatproof bowl to soak. Set aside.

In a large skillet heat avocado oil over medium heat. Add ground beef and finely diced onion and cook, breaking up meat with the spatula, until meat is browned and onions are soft – about 6 minutes.

Cook ground beef

Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to the skillet and continue to cook for another minute or two, stirring constantly, until spices are aromatic and start to stick to the bottom of the pan.

Spice it up

Drain and rinse raw cashews. Add to blender container with 1 cup just boiled water, mustard, lime juice, nutritional yeast, turmeric, hot sauce, and kosher salt.

Make cashew queso

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