This super loaded queso is creamy, cheesy and loaded with meat, beans and flavor! It is perfect for tailgating, watching the game at home or family game night!
Dipping a chip in melted gooey cheese is one of life’s simple pleasures. This fun cheese dip is loaded with all of the good stuff. It will keep your chips dipping and your taste buds dancing. It is perfect for game day, taco Tuesday or parties!
Naming food is such a strange and hard thing to do. It’s something you don’t really think about until you start a food blog and then all of the sudden everything you make needs a title.
I find it much less difficult when sweets are involved. For some reason savory food is harder.
It is probably because I am usually a bit of this, a pinch of that kind of cook. I love using the bits of whatever is in the fridge and turning them into something new and delicious.
So often when my husband asks what is for dinner he is answered with a shrug and “I dunno, dinner.” That is also why I post so few dinner recipes.
I have to make a really conscious effort to measure everything and add only ingredients you are likely to have. Otherwise I get lost in doing what feels right and while I could come close to remaking it, we will likely never have that exact same dish again.
All of that to say I was stumped naming this queso. I wanted it to be something catchy but my creativity was zapped. My husband suggested A+ queso because he says it’s one of the best queso dips he’s ever had.
I wanted it to be something that was a bit more football related, but sometimes when you get too creative in naming a dish people don’t know what it is. So I ended up settling on naming it exactly what it is.
It is a SUPER good QUESO dip that is LOADED with meat, beans and flavor. I had originally set out to make a queso blanco. That’s the reason for the ground turkey and great northern beans, to keep everything as white as possible.
The taco seasoning went and ruined that for me. It gave everything an orange cast anyway.
I thought for a minute about how I could mix up the seasonings and keep it white. I actually have a few ideas that would probably be pretty good, but this was so yummy as it was that it isn’t worth changing for appearance sake.
Let me tell you that once you take a bite of that first chip, it is going to be hard to stop. My husband had just eaten lunch when I came out with this for him to try. He said he wasn’t hungry but would take an obligatory taste.
A few minutes later we found ourselves scraping up the last bits of cheese in the bottom of the skillet. Luckily I hadn’t put the whole batch in there or we might have accidentally finished it and that’s a lot of cheese for two people!
So wait until your next football viewing party or tailgate to make this so that you have a crowd to share with. Otherwise you might end up accidentally finding the bottom of the pot on your own like us.
I recommend browning the meat and melting the cheese on the stove for a more controlled heat. However you could move it to a slow cooker and keep it warm that way.
Just keep an eye on it because cheese has a way of scorching in slow cookers if it isn’t stirred frequently. Luckily this is unlikely to last long, so you won’t have to stand vigil the whole time!
If you are tailgating at the game, I’d still make the dip ahead. Add a little extra milk to it and then bring it with you.
Warm it back up at the game over the side burner on low or over a really low indirect heat. You’ll be dipping your chips in no time!
If you’re wanting something cheesy but not in the mood to warm up queso, you should check out my pig skin cheese ball. Be sure to scroll down below the recipe for more great tailgate recipes. What are your favorite tailgate menu items?
And now lets take a look at what my friends are making for the tailgate!
- Polynesian Chicken Wings by Family Around the Table
- Super Loaded Queso by Cooking With Carlee
- Pastrami Reuben Sliders by Palatable Pastime
- Buffalo Chicken Flatbread by Simple and Savory
- Chicago- Style Hot Dog Cups by Amy's Cooking Adventures