Hey there!!! In today’s feature we’ll discuss Smoked Queso.
INGREDIENTS FOR SMOKED QUESO:
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cayenne
1lb of lean ground beef Tbsp of olive oil
1 jalapeno seeded & diced, optional
1/2 large white onion diced
32 oz block Velveeta cheese cubed
2-10oz cans RoTel (diced tomatoes, drained)
1 tbsp minced garlic
2/3 cup of sour cream
-Get smoker cranked up to 250 degrees.
-Heat the olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, chili powder, & cayenne. Cook ground beef, breaking apart until it’s browned and cooked through. Drain off any excess liquid and set cooked ground beef to the side.
-In a disposable 9”x13” aluminum pan add diced onions, diced jalapeño, cubed velveeta cheese, can of diced tomatoes drained, minced garlic, & cooked ground beef.
-Place aluminum pan on smoker and smoke for a total of 2 hrs. Let it smoke for 1hr 45 mins, stirring the queso 1/2 way through cooking. During the last 15 mins add sour cream.
-Use pot holders to carefully remove the pan from the smoker. Stir the dip a final time until everything's smooth and evenly combined.
Grab you a bag of tortilla chips and guess what?! It’s eaten time!