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Easy Smoked Queso Dip

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This Easy Smoked Queso Dip is the ultimate party dip that is filled with so many delicious flavors cooked to perfection for a smokey taste! 

If you’ve never had smoked queso dip in your life you are truly missing out. It is literally the best dip you can ever make with a delicious smokey flavor that is so addicting you will not stop eating it. This would make a great dish for grilling season or even while camping as most items can be prepared and cut ahead of time. I would recommend using a disposable dish to cook it in as it makes an easy clean up.

There are so many different ways you can make this smokey queso dip such as using green chiles, different kinds of cheese, spicy chorizo, pork sausage, and more. After playing around with ingredients, the third time we nailed it. This is how we made ours and it turned out great. It will definitely be a crowd pleaser for sure. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef, cooked and seasoned
1 tbsp minced garlic
8 oz pepper jack cheese, cubed
8 oz mexican blend shredded cheese
32 oz velveeta, cubed
1 cup salsa
1/2 medium white onion, diced
1 tbsp cilantro
2 roma tomatoes, diced
4 oz cream cheese, cubed
1 packet taco seasoning (or make your own: see recipe)

Supplies Needed

Pecan wood chips for smoker
9×13″ disposable aluminum pan
Smoker or Grill

How to Make Smoked Queso Dip

Fire up the smoker with pecan wood chips and get temperature to 230 degrees F.

In a non-stick skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain fat and sprinkle half a packet of taco seasoning (or make your own) on top. Do not add water. Mix taco seasoning into browned ground beef and set aside to cool a bit. Cut, dice and cubed cheese, onions, cream cheese and tomatoes.

Add all of the ingredients to a disposable 9×13″ aluminum pan. Place in smoker uncovered and smoke for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the cheese is fully melted and smooth stirring 2-3 times through cooking. Do not overcook or the cheese may get lumpy.

Serve immediately with tortilla chips, low carb air fryer chips, or pork rinds.

Store remaining leftovers in a airtight container in fridge for a few days. When ready to eat, heat in a microwave safe bowl and enjoy!

Note: If you don’t have a smoker, you can also use a grill and put on indirect heat trying to maintain 230 degrees F for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Smoked Queso Dip

Smoked Queso Dip

Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked and seasoned
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 8 oz pepper jack cheese, cubed
  • 8 oz mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 32 oz velveeta, cubed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning (or make your own: see recipe)

Supplies Needed

  • Pecan wood chips for smoker
  • 9x13" disposable aluminum pan
  • Smoker

Instructions

    1. Fire up the smoker with pecan wood chips and get temperature to 230 degrees F.
    2. In a non-stick skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain fat and sprinkle half a packet of taco seasoning (or make your own) on top. Do not add water. Mix taco seasoning into browned ground beef and set aside to cool a bit. Cut, dice and cubed cheese, onions, cream cheese and tomatoes.
    3. Add all of the ingredients to a disposable 9x13" aluminum pan. Place in smoker and smoke for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the cheese is fully melted and smooth stirring 2-3 times through cooking.
    4. Serve immediately with tortilla chips, low carb air fryer chips, or pork rinds.
    5. Store remaining leftovers in a airtight container in fridge for a few days. When ready to eat, heat in a microwave safe bowl and enjoy!

Notes

If you don't have a smoker, you can also use a grill and put on indirect heat trying to maintain 230 degrees F for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.


If you’re looking for more dip recipes, check out these delicious ones!

Low Carb Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip

Low Carb Hot & Spicy Swiss Cheese Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip