Bush’s Beans Recipe Exchange {Recipe: Chili Bean Cheese Queso}


Bush's Chili Bean Cheese Queso from www.dineanddish.neta

I recently realized I do everything a bit backwards on my blog. While everyone has been posting their favorite super bowl recipes, I wait until the day after to share what I brought instead of what I would bring. I must be such a disappointment to those of you who plan ahead and scour the internet for the current trends.

I’m apparently trendless around here… only participating once things seem to be well out the door. This is not on purpose at all… it’s just how my life works. I have no need for a house full of Super Bowl appetizers unless I’m actually going someplace that requires appetizers. Just like you probably won’t see a bunch of Valentine’s recipes around here until after our big Valentine’s dinner. The last thing my thighs need is to be tempted by some of my favorite foods,  simply to provide SEO related content for you.

With that said, here’s something to bookmark (or I guess Pin is what we do now, right?) for NEXT year and your Super Bowl celebration. Bush’s Chili Bean Cheese Queso using Bush’s Kidney or Chili Beans. I made this for a Super Bowl party we went to last night, and case in point… part of it was gone before we even left the house. I have no restraint, whatsoever.

You can find the recipe below the next picture, but before that, I wanted to share details about a recipe exchange and giveaway my friends Aggie and Laura are having in conjunction with Bush’s Beans!

Join Aggie’s Kitchen and Real Mom Kitchen to share a family favorite Winter Comfort Food recipe for the Bush’s Beans Recipe Exchange! Link up your favorite comfort food recipe using Bush’s Beans for a chance to win.

Two (2) winners will be chosen to win: Bush’s Beans coupons for 10 free cans, $100 Visa Gift Card and a Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron French Oven, 5.5 Qt. Round.

I hope you’ll head on over to their blogs and participate. Comfort food is always in style!

Bush's Chili Bean Cheese Queso from www.dineanddish.net

Recipe: Chili Bean Cheese Queso
A comforting and cheesy bean queso, perfect for dipping!
  • 8 ounce block cream cheese
  • 16 ounce can Bush's Red Beans or Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 ounce chili seasoning
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the cream cheese.
  2. Reduce heat and add Bush's Red Beans, dice tomatoes and chili seasoning. Stir until well combined.
  3. Once heated through, add shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until melted.
  4. Serve hot with chips.

Disclosure: I am an ambassador for Bush’s Beans. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. says

    You are not alone Kristin. My blog is about what I prepare for family and friends…and I don’t prepare foods weeks in advance so that I can have them be popular online prior to an event…they ARE the event. :)

    Besides…this looks good for anytime; who needs a football game anyhow?

  2. says

    Oh, Kristen. As always, I love you for being real, authentic, and, well, you. I have thought a lot about that very thing recently. Summer’s illnesses and surgery were so eye opening to me. In the end, the whole experience was a gift that I believe was God-given because it made me realize what is truly important. For me, it is making sure that I spend every spare minute with my sweet family, soaking up all of the memories. Yesterday, I was taking Super Bowl pictures, and Sean was trying to make the food look pretty for me. I told him, “No worries. These pictures are just for us!” It was quite freeing, actually. :)

  3. says

    Last night I made sort of a copycat Chili’s Queso, which is really really good, but calls for a whole pound of Velveta. (gag). I love the look of this much better because it greatly reduces the amount of processed food. Plus I love Bush’s Chili beans. We used them all the time around here.

  4. says

    Truer words were never spoken ” The last thing my thighs need is to be tempted by some of my favorite foods, simply to provide SEO related content for you.” Amen sista! I had to cool it with Xmas cookie baking for that very reason :)

  5. says

    This looks so, so good, Kristen. Like, I could eat the entire thing by myself good.

    And, um, yeah. I’m always posting Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve, etc. etc. Somehow, I am just never prepared to make things AHEAD of the season. If I were really organized, I’d make things and SAVE them for next year. Like that will ever happen.

  6. says

    I’m laughing right now because I did the same thing for Super Bowl.. I made my tread the day of and will be posting it sometimes this week. lol..

    LOVING this chili bean queso – so full of flavor and comfort!

  7. says

    I love that you posted this post-Superbowl! I mean in the end, that is the natural order of things because you would make this for the big day and then write about it. I’ve just been making Superbowl foods weeks in advance and then on the big day, I think we had Korean food.

    Anyway, this queso is a must. Jason would devour this instantly!


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