Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip

This Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip is the ONLY way to make queso. If you own a smoker and love queso then you must try this delicious recipe.

Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip

Ever since I got my smoker a couple of years ago I’ve been jonesing to make a smoked queso dip. For the first time, I decided to use Chorizo as the protein along with a few veggies and of course some cheese.

pork chorizo in skillet
Pork Chorizo in Skillet

If you are not familiar with Chorizo, it’s spicy ground pork used in many Mexican dishes. Now while Chorizo tastes great, it isn’t very diet-friendly. While Chorizo is relatively high in protein, it’s also high in calories, sodium and fat, making it something you shouldn’t consume often if you are trying to lose weight.

This recipe should serve as a basic way to make smoked queso. What I mean by that is you can substitute almost every ingredient listed on the recipe card for whatever you prefer. The possibilities are endless!

smoked chorizo queso dip

RoTel is the brand name of a line of canned tomatoes and green chili. You don’t have to use that exact brand for this recipe. You can use whatever brand of diced tomatoes with green chilies.

Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip
After 1 Hour on the Smoker

I used Cream of Celery Soup this time, but you can use whatever you prefer, like a Cream of Mushroom soup or Condensed Cheese Soup. The beauty of this recipe if you can experiment and fine-tune it to your liking.

rotel

The quantities I list on the recipe card are for the size of the disposable aluminum foil pan I had on hand, in this case, a 10-inch square pan. You will need to adjust the quantities to accommodate your foil pan.

velveeta

Make sure you give the mixture a good stir every 30 minutes or so for maximum results. Try not to keep the lid open too long so as to not lose all of that valuable heat. Remember, if you are looking, you aren’t cooking.

Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip

The use of Hot Sauce after the queso is done is totally optional. I suggest doing a taste test to see if it needs extra heat. Not all Jalapeños are created equal so you may not need the additional heat.

Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip

You will need the following ingredients to make this Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Chorizo, White Onion, Fresh Jalapeños, Velveeta Cheese, Mexican Blend Cheese, Rotel, Black Olives, Cream of Celery Soup, Hot Sauce, Milk and Tortilla Chips.

  1. Preheat the smoker to 250°F.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the milk and hot sauce in a disposable aluminum pan.
  3. Cook for two hours stirring every 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in Hot Sauce and Milk. Serve with Chips.

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Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip

Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip

This Smoked Chorizo Queso Dip is the ONLY way to make queso. If you own a smoker and love queso then you must try this delicious recipe.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course Dips, Spreads & Aioli
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 159 kcal

Equipment

  • Smoker
  • Disposable Aluminum Pan
  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Ground Chorizo, cooked
  • 1 small White Onion, chopped
  • 2 Fresh Jalapeños, diced
  • 16 oz Velveeta Cheese, cubed
  • 1 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese, cubed
  • 15 oz Rotel
  • 4 oz Black Olives, diced
  • 10 oz Cream of Celery Soup
  • 2 Tbsp Frank's RedHot Original Hot Sauce, or more to taste (optional)
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • Tortilla Chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the smoker to 250°F.
  • Place all the ingredients except the milk and hot sauce in a disposable aluminum pan.
  • Cook for two hours stirring every 30 minutes.
  • Stir in Hot Sauce and Milk. Serve with Chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 11gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 966mgPotassium: 353mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 591IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 328mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Monique says:

    This chorizo queso dip is excellent. Served it with tortilla chips and everyone loved it.

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