Loaded queso with beans and meat
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Loaded Queso

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Looking for ways to spice up your queso or make it more hearty? Here is a recipe for loaded queso with meat, beans, and more.

In our house queso is basiclly a staple. It’s probably a staple in all Texan households! Depending on my mood the queso can be a simple one with only three ingredients or elaborate with lots of ingredients. I prefer queso with some protein and this recipe definitely provides that with the addition of meat and beans.

I use Bush’s Black Beans in this recipe because in one can, there are 7 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. You can find Bush’s Beans at Walmart. I always keep beans on hand to add to various recipes. It’s an easy way to make a recipe more filling.

If you are taking this to a party I recommend doubling this Tex-Mex appetizer recipe to ensure there is enough for everyone, because sometimes when people eat queso they turn into savages! Sometimes I double this just for my kids and let them eat it for dinner. (Yes, I realized that makes me sound like a lazy mom!)


Loaded Queso


1/2 lb. hot pork sausage or chorizo

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup of chicken broth

16 oz. Velveeta, cut into 1” cubes

1/2 c. Shredded Pepper Jack cheese

1 (14.5-oz) can Rotel Tomatoes, undrained

1 small can Bush’s black beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1-2 diced jalapeños seeds removed


Brown sausage in a medium skillet over medium heat. Crumble your sausage as you cook it.

When the sausage is cooked, add in chicken broth and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Now add cheese and stir to combine.
It should take about 4-5 minutes for all the cheese to melt in.

Once melted, stir in the tomatoes, beans, jalapeños and cilantro.Loaded Queso


What do you like to put in your queso? Tell us about it in the comments below. 

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