Smoked Veggie Queso Dip

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This is an easy vegetable queso dip with smoked peppers, onions, tomatoes and anything else you can think to add. Smoking veggies only takes an hour or two, so toss them in the smoker with your brisket or sausages to make the perfect appetizer for your BBQ feast.

And if you don't have a regular smoker, I'll show you how to do it on a small portable Weber.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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1 32 oz Package Velveeta Cheese
1 12 oz package Queso Asadero (Mexican-style Provolone Cheese)
1/2 cup of milk
1 Poblano Pepper
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Red Onion
3 Jalapenos
2 Tomatoes

Portable Weber Kettle Grill
Charcoal & Chimney
Wood Chips (soaked)
Small Crock Pot

Step 2: Start your charcoal.

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I use a chimney to start the charcoal so there's no chemical residue or odor adding unwanted flavoring to the food. I used about 20 briquettes here, since the grill is pretty small and I won't need to smoke for long.

Toss your wood chips in a container of water for a few hours so they'll really smoke when its time to put them on the fire. I like to use a mix of big chunks and small chips. I'm using Pecan chips, because I live in Texas and my yard is full of branches, but this works with any smoking wood.

Step 3: Prepare the veggies.

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While you're waiting for the charcoal, head back inside and start cutting up your veggies. I like Poblano peppers, because they're big and they have a great flavor that's not too spicy. And you can't go wrong with a red pepper.
Cut them into big pieces--usually in half will work. For the onion and tomatoes, I like to score them across the tops with a quick checkerboard pattern to help the smoke get down inside.
k24tea3 years ago
I LOVE roasted veg in queso dip! But I had to laugh when I read that you avoid using charcoal starter, but you don't mind eating Velveeta processed "cheeze"! You might try using real cheddar or Monterey Jack instead (shredded so it melts easily) along with the Asadero and maybe just a little more milk or beer or juices from the veg to get the consistency you want. MUCH better tasting than that godawful colored oil/water Velveeta fake-cheese stuff. Otherwise, thanks for a good Instructable!
ekdelk5 years ago
I could eat my weight in this stuff!
I know what I'm making for the LSU game next weekend!
openmic03235 years ago
can't wait to try!
livethrive5 years ago
Smoked Veggie Queso Dip has changed my life!
cdelk (author) 5 years ago
Thanks for the comments... it's really a totally different taste than normal queso dip, and you can do it right along with whatever meat you're smoking. Definitely worth throwing some veggies on the grill if you smoke anything else! Please vote for me if you like it!
jfcantil5 years ago
the best queso ever!!!!!!!
ChrysN5 years ago
That looks yummy!
lemonie5 years ago
Mmm, does look good. L