Guys, I think I’m going to make your entire summer with this smoked queso recipe!
My mom, dad and brother came over to our house for a little Father’s Day gathering at our house.
I told my mom I didn’t have the energy to make a whole meal (sorry pops), but I could make some little bites that we could eat while we spread out.
Being the summer, I’ve been firing up my grill like crazy lately, and learning how to use it well.
I’ve always loved practicing my grill skills, but I wanted to make it easy on myself.
My family loves queso and guac, and I figured I could make us little apps to snack on.
I wanted to take my queso to another level, and that’s where it hit me – I could smoke my queso in the kettle grill.
I didn’t know if this would work out, but oh boy – did it work out well!
How to make smoked queso
You’ll need the following tools to make my version of smoked queso. These are all things we have around our house in the summertime.
- A cast iron skillet (you can get a cool Texas pan here if you’re into it)
- A kettle grill or a smoker
- A smoker box
- Charcoal (for your grill)
- Starter cubes
- A lighter
- Smoker chips (wood chips. I love applewood, and anything from whiskey barrels!)
- Cream cheese
- Chorizo ( I went for spicy chorizo for my dip)
- Tomatoes with green chiles
- Jalapeno (or habanero if you’re daring and love spicy!)
- Tortilla chips or pork rinds (for eating!)
- Optional: Lime juice
I love this recipe so much, it’s creamy and cheesy, and it takes that odd texture of velveeta and makes it pretty incredible!
I also love that it’s easy. It’s something that the family can gather around and enjoy together.
Although my family is Jamaican, we’ve been in Texas for a long time. We LOVE Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisines.
This is one of those dishes that just reminds me of home.
Check out the smoked queso recipe below, and make sure to save it for later if you can’t make it today.Print