This Easy Smoked Queso Dip is only 4 ingredients, super easy to make, and has a delicious smoky flavor!! Just combine the four ingredients, place in a cast iron pan, and just place on the preheated smoker grill to cook.
This warm cheese dip is so addicting that your guests will be coming back for more again and again! Serve with your favorite side such as tortilla chips, smoked crostini’s, Dorito chips, or soft pretzel bites.
Smoking elevates the Queso Dip to another level. Queso on the smoker grill makes an ideal appetizer or party cheese dip.
Make this warm dip recipe for the Super Bowl, tailgating events, and holiday events. Also makes a great main meal dish when you want to snuggle up on the couch in a warm blanket on a cold winter day.
This Smoked Queso recipe is simple to prepare and requires only 5-10 minutes of preparation. From start to finish, this smoked queso dip only takes 30 minutes.
This creamy smoked cheese dip recipe, served with tortilla chips, is ideal for game days, camping, and celebration get-togethers.
It has a creamy smooth Velveeta cheese base along with the best spicy flavors of the Rotel tomatoes with green chilies and taco seasoning. Keep crisp tortilla chips on hand because everyone devours this smokey queso.
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- Make vegetarian queso by leaving out the meat.
- Cut ham, chicken, pulled pork, breakfast sausage, beef burger and smoked sausage are great substitutes. Fresh chilies, jalapenos, habaneros, pepper serrano peppers, add cream cheese
What Smoker to Use?
Any smoker grill will work when making this smoker queso dip. You can use a Traeger Smoker, a Brinkmann Smoker, a Masterbuilt Smoker, Weber Smoker, Pit Boss Smoker, Camp Chef Smoker, and Big Green Egg Smoker.
But my favorite smoker is a Rec Teq smoker!! Depending on the smoker that you use, it will require wood chips, or wood pellets.
Both the wood chips and pellet comes in different flavors such as apple, cherry, hickory, and maple just to name a few.
When making this queso dip recipe, the smoker can be adjusted to a lower or higher temperature. Using a lower temperature will give the smoked cheese dip more of a chance to soak up the smokey flavor.
Using a higher temperature will melt the cheese quicker but will have less of the smokey taste.
Let’s talk about the basic ingredients of the smoke queso recipe. This cheese dip recipe is easily customizable so mix and match different ingredients to come up with your desired tasting dip.
- Velveeta Cheese – Substitute White Velveeta Cheese
- Cooked Ground Beef – You can also use cooked ground venison, ground turkey, ground pork sausage, pulled pork, shredded chicken, or chorizo sausage.
- Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies – Try Hormel Chili, diced tomatoes, fresh diced peppers in different heat strengths
- Taco Seasoning – Make a homemade taco seasoning or use your favorite brand.
How to Make Smoked Queso Dip
Gather the four ingredients to make the queso dip. Preheat the smoker grill to 300°F.
Depending on the smoker you use, fill the pellet bin with your desired smoker pellets or use your favorite wood chips. Cook the hamburger in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
Use a wooden spoon to cut the burger into small pieces as it is cooking. Completely cook the hamburger until there is no pink color left.
Drain all the grease off the hamburger. Cut the Velveeta cheese into small cubes. In a medium sized bowl, add all the ingredients.
Stir to combine. Pour the dip ingredients into a medium cast-iron pan, foil pan, or baking dish.
How to Smoke the Queso Dip
Place the pan of the prepared queso dip in the preheated smoker grill. Close the lid and smoke for about 10 minutes.
Open the smoker door and quickly stir the queso dip. Close the lid and continue smoking for another 10 minutes.
Check the smoked queso dip recipe to see how it’s doing. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of pan you are using, the outside temperature, and the wind flow around the smoker.
Stir the queso dip recipe again. Is all the cheese melted? Then it’s ready to serve! If there is still un-melted cheese pieces, then continue to cook on the smoker.
What to Serve with Smoked Queso?
This rotel cheese dip is very simple and should be served with very simple sides. But you can be creative with what you serve with the smoked queso dip.
Some of the favorite things to serve with the warm dip recipe is tortilla chips, pretzel bites, Dorito chips, or toasted crostini’s.
Storing Leftover Queso Dip
This Velveeta cheese dip recipe is very popular with it’s delicious smoky flavor, so you might want to make extras to have for later. Leftover queso dip is great for a quick snack or meal.
Store leftover queso dip in a sealed airtight container in the fridge for up to six days. Warm up in the microwave, a pot on the stove, or in the slow cooker on the low setting.
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Smoked Queso Dip – FAQ
To thin out smoke queso if it becomes too thick can be done in a couple different ways. If the queso becomes too thick because it has cooled down, then just heat it back up again and that should help thin it out. If heating the queso up does not help thin it out, then just add a splash or two of milk and stir in as it’s being warmed up.
Keep the smoked queso warm in the slow cooker on the warm setting or use a hot plate on the low setting.
Smoked Queso Dip Recipe
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- Velveeta Cheese, Diced 16 ounces
- Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies, Diced - Undrained 10 ounces
- Ground Beef, Cooked, Drained 8 ounces
- Taco Seasoning 1 tablespoon
How to Make Smoked Queso Dip
- Gather the ingredients to make the queso dip.
- Preheat the smoker to 300°F. Fill the pellet bin with your desired smoker pellets or use your favorite wood chips, depending on what kind of smoker you are using.
- Cook the ground beef in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cut the burger into small pieces as it is cooking. Completely cook the ground beef until there is no pink color left in the meat. Drain the grease off the hamburger.
- Cut the Velveeta cheese into small cubes pieces.
- In a medium sized bowl, add all the dip ingredients. Stir to combine. Pour the queso dip ingredients into a medium cast-iron pan, disposable foil pan, or baking dish.
How to Smoke the Queso Dip Recipe
- Place the cast iron pan of the prepared queso dip in the preheated smoker grill.
- Close the smoker lid and smoke for about 10 minutes. Open the smoker door and stir the queso dip. Close the smoker lid and continue smoking for another 10 minutes. Check the smoked queso dip to see how it’s doing. Smoking times will vary depending on the size of pan you are using, the outside temperature, and the wind flow around the smoker. Mix the queso dip recipe again. Is all the Velveeta cheese melted? If it is, then the dip is ready to serve! If there is still un-melted cheese chunks, then continue to cook on the smoker.
- Serve the queso dip warm along with your favorite side such as tortilla chips, soft pretzel bites, Dorito chips, or toasted crostini.
- Do not over heat your cheese when melting.
- Stir often to prevent burning. Heat until just melted and serve immediately.
- Store leftover queso dip in an airtight container for up to 6 days.
- Reheat leftover cheese dip in the microwave or a pan on the stove using low heat.
- This smoked queso dip recipe pairs well with other meats and cheese for a great charcuterie board.
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recteq RT-590 Wifi-Enabled Electric Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker with Pellet Bundle | 592 Square Inches of Cook Space
Cuisinel Cast Iron Skillet Set - 3-Piece: 6" + 8" + 10"-Inch Chef Frying Pans - Pre-Seasoned Oven Safe Cookware + 3 Heat-Resistant Handle Covers - Indoor/Outdoor Use - Grill, Stovetop, BBQ, Fire Safe
Amount Per Serving Calories 341Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 93mgSodium 1446mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 23g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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