This Grilled Queso Dip Recipe Will Make You MVP of Labor Day by Donna John

Grilling Appetizers
6 months ago

This Grilled Queso Dip Recipe Will Make You MVP of Labor Day

Every foodie group is talking about it: smoked queso. It's definitely a hot food trend you need to try! This queso recipe is cooked outside on your grill, preferably with wood in a smoker. But if a charcoal grill or gas grill is all you have, you'll still be a happy camper after that first tortilla chip gets dunked. 

Mix, match, omit and change the ingredients to suit your family's tastes. This easy queso recipe is sure to be the hit at your next get-together. 

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 to 2 hours
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours to 2 1/2 hours

Servings: 12 plus


  • ground beef, chorizo or breakfast sausage, cooked
  • Velveeta, cubed
  • hard cheese, cubed (pepper-jack, monterey jack, cheddar, mozzarella, etc.)
  • cilantro, chopped
  • onion, chopped
  • tomato, chopped
  • poblano pepper, chopped
  • fresh jalapenos, chopped
  • pickled jalapenos
  • garlic, minced
  • fire-roasted tomatoes or tomatoes with green chiles (plus liquid)
  • milk or cream, to thin (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the ground beef. You can not season, add spices or a package or two of  taco seasoning mix. (I used Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix)
  2. Put all the ingredients into a  large aluminum pan.
  3. Place the pan on your heated grill. Close the lid and allow it to start melting.
  4. Once it starts to melt, stir. Continue to cook.
  5. When everything is hot and melted, add some milk or cream (or more liquid from the tomatoes or even some juice from the pickled jalapenos) to get it to desired consistency. Serve with  tortilla chips.

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
WHAT? This is crazy! I am going to have to make this, stat. Oh, Donna John , you are killin' me, LOL! #yum
Mmm! What a fun recipe, my family will love it.
Donna John
It was good. I needed a bigger pan because I tried to cram the whole fridge into it. lol
Julie Rose
I would eat this whole pan, wow!

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