Smoked Queso is one of my favorite cheese dips to make for the summer months. Head outdoors and turn on the grill and whip up this smoked queso dip. Toss this loaded queso dip on your grill and let it melt to cheesy perfection.
I am a sucker for a good dip, and this one is a winner. Pile on nachos, serve as a side dish for a party or even pair with crisp veggies or pork rinds to make them a bit lighter in what you dip your dip in.
So what is smoked queso? Smoked queso is where you pile on ground meat, a variety of cheese, jalapenos, and more all in one pan. Toss on the grill and let it soak in the smokey flavor and melt up the cheese dip.
A fun way to make a classic queso.
What To Serve With Queso
- Tortilla Chips
- Pork Rinds
- Crisp Veggies – Carrots, Celery Sticks, Peppers, Etc
- Serve as nachos
- Use as a sauce for homemade tacos
- Spread on Enchiladas, etc
What Do You Need To Make Queso
- Ground Beef
- Diced Jalapenos
- Cream Cheese
- Velveeta Cheese
- Mexican Shredded Cheese
- Taco Seasoning
- Heavy Whipping Cream
Can I Use Ground Sausage in Replace In Ground Beef
You can use ground sausage in replace of ground beef if you want. The sausage will add a bit more of a kick of flavor. Just make sure to crumble and cook the sausage until fully cooked.
Alternative To White Velveeta
If you can’t find white Velveeta go ahead and reach for a classic Velveeta. It will alter the flavor just a bit but overall it will be just as delicious with a classic Velveeta cheese recipe.
Can I Bake In The Oven
If you don’t have a grill no worries, you can heat up this dip in the oven if you would like. It will of course not have the smokey flavor from the grill but it will still offer an incredible flavor that is so delicious.
Just place in the middle rack of the oven and heat at 350 degrees. Make sure to stir every 10-20 minutes. This will help ensure you get an even cook, and that the cheese dip doesn’t burn.
Storing Leftover Queso
If you don’t plan to eat all this dip, you can store it. Grab a plastic container and store for up to 3-4 days in the fridge. It will thicken quite a bit, so when you go to reheat you can add a splash of milk, and stir to help thin up the cheesy sauce.
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- 1 pound ground beef, cooked
- 1 small can Rotel Diced Tomatoes
- Sliced or Diced Jalapenos (7.0 oz) (I used diced so we wouldn't get a mouthful of jalapeno!)
- 1 block of Cream Cheese
- 2 cups of Mexican shredded Cheese
- 1 pack Taco Seasoning
- 1/2 block of White Velveeta Cheese, cubed
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup diced onions
- Tortilla Chips
- Preheat Oven to 375 (Or you can use your grill or smoker!)
- Combine cooked ground beef and all other prepped ingredients
together in a tin foil disposable 9x13 pan.
- Mix ingredients so the meat does not dry out when cooking. If desired, put the pan on a cookie sheet so you can easily transfer it in and out of the oven.
- Place in oven for 10 minutes and stir. Bake for another 10 minutes or until completely melted and pull out of the oven to add whipping cream.
- Mix together and serve immediately with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g