This recipe for Slow Cooker Warm Cheesy Bacon Bean Dip is sponsored by Hurst’s Beans, a family owned company, that I fully support. As always, all opinions are my own.
Are you ready for some football??? I know my husband is. He’s like a kid on Christmas morning this time of year. He loves it and I love him being happy. If you’re not into football what about football food?? YUM! Chips and dip are the best party food! Easy to make and totally delicious to eat. This particular dip is made with beans (think refried beans consistency), cream cheese, cheddar and BACON! Super smoky and flavorful and creamy. The crowd is going to love it.
I started out by cooking the dried beans in the slow cooker. I used Hurst’s HamBeens Slow Cooker Bacon and Beans. It’s a mixture of pinto beans and great northern beans. They have a little seasoning packet in the packaging that you’re going to want to keep. This little seasoning packet is the key to the flavoring in this dip. One thing I appreciate, too, is that these beans don’t have to be to soaked overnight! Which is always good for me since I pretty much always forget to soak dried beans. After the beans are cooked for serveral hours in the crockpot you blend them up with the rest of the ingredients and mix in some crumbled bacon. I like this dip with tortilla chips and crackers. I think this dip is best served warm–so I like to keep this dip in the slow cooker and turn it to the warm setting.
The base of this bacon dip is a fairly new product from Hurst’s HamBeens…the Slow Cooker Bacon and Beans. This recipe starter is typically used to make big pot of beans (which are also good for serving a crowd). Right on the back of the bag there are several recipe suggestions that help customize your beans to your family’s liking. For example, you can try the Cowboy Style, Southern Style or New England Style.
I really enjoy devloping recipes with Hurst’s Hambeens products. Some of the recipes I’ve made in the past include Slow Cooker Cajun Ham and Bean Soup, Four Bean Pork Tomatillo Chili, Slow Cooker Cheddar, Bacon and Beans Soup, and the Slow Cooker Smokey 15 Bean Soup with Sausage. It’s almost soup season–woo hoo!
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Something that I like about Hurst’s Beans is that they sell their beans in every state and to the US Military bases around the world! So you’ll definitely be able to find these bean in your local supermarket. I love how inexpensive they are as well. The beans/soup/chili/dips goes a LOOOONG way and serves a crowd on a small budget.