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Traeger Smoked Queso

Traeger Smoked Queso

If you love smoked cheese and you love cheese dip, this Traeger Smoked Queso recipe is a deliciously addictive dish. It's great for a dip or even a topping and while it makes a lot - you won't have any leftovers with this crowd pleaser!
4.44 from 183 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 380 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb chorizo
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and diced
  • 20 oz Velveeta
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

Instructions
 

  • preheat traeger to 250 
  • brown chorizo on stove top - spoon into a corner of a disposable aluminum pan 
    1/2 lb chorizo
  • add onion, tomato, jalapeño and velveeta to pan
    1/2 onion, 1 large tomato, 2 jalapenos, 20 oz Velveeta
  • place on Traeger at 250 for a minimum of 45 min (up to 2 hours)
  • stir and add sour cream - smoke for 15 min more 
    2/3 cup sour cream

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Notes

  • Hickory or Mesquite pellets are great for this recipe
What if I don’t have a smoker? How would I make this on a regular grill? 
You just need wood chips. Soak them in water for 30 minutes before starting the grill. One cup of wood chips will last for about 20 minutes. Keep adding chips to the grill throughout the process. If you use a charcoal grill, light the coals, when the coals are ready, place them on one side of the grill. Place some of the wood chips on top of the coals. Place your food on the side without the coals to cook it with indirect heat.
Can I make this in a slow cooker or crock pot?
Yes definitely! At the step where you add everything to the aluminum pan, just add to the slow cooker. If you still want that delicious smoky flavor be sure to add a few dashes (and I mean 2-3) of Liquid Smoke.
Do I need to use a disposable foil pan? 
No - you can use any grill safe pan like a roaster, dutch oven or a cast-iron skillet!
How do you store leftover smoky queso dip? 
If you have leftovers, it'll be the first time for this recipe - but if you do - any airtight container will do. I like to use glass containers with the snap-on lids.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 10.7gProtein: 20.5gFat: 30.1gSaturated Fat: 15.5gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 1374mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 6.1gCalcium: 408mgIron: 1mg
Keyword queso, smoked, traeger
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