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Smoked Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg

Smoked Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg

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It is that time of the season for football playoffs so why not pair a delicious appetizer with a fun sport to watch with this easy to make, delicious, Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg.

This smoked queso is loaded with your favorite cheesy flavors accompanied with that awesome taco flavor and a touch of spicy. I hope you enjoy it!

Taco Queso Cheese Dip Ingredients

  • 1 – 1.5 lbs of ground beef
  • Taco Seasoning – Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix, 25% less sodium if you are looking for an easy option (will need water)
  • Yellow onion, diced
  • 2 each – 10 oz Cans – Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, Mild
  • 4 – 6 oz – Shredded Jalapeno Cheese
  • 8 oz – Velveeta Cheese
  • 2/3 Cup – Half & Half

How to Make Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Brown the Taco Meat

The first thing you need to do is brown the ground beef. You are basically making taco meat. Start out with browning the meat in a pan.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Water to the Browned and Drained Taco Meat

Drain the grease from the meat and add water.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Taco Seasoning

Follow it up with your favorite taco seasoning.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Lid and Simmer Taco Meat

Simmer the taco meat for 6-10 minutes or until done.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Browned Taco Meat

Your meat should look like typical taco meat.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Taco Meat

Add the taco meat to a dutch oven or cast iron skillet.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Diced Onion

Add the diced yellow onion.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Rotel Tomatoes

Add the Rotel tomatoes.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Habenero Cheese

Add the jalapeno cheese.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Cut up Velveeta Cheese

Add the Velveeta cheese.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add Evaporated Milk

Add the half & half.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Add the Taco Queso Cheese Dip & Dutch Oven to the Big Green Egg

Once the Big Green Egg is up to and holding temp, around 325 degrees, add the taco queso dip.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - After 30 Minutes Mix Everything Together

After about 15 – 20 minutes, mix the queso ingredients together. At this point, if you would just like a touch of smoke, put the cover on the dutch oven. If you love a heavier flavor of smoke then leave the lid off and continue to cook.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Mix Everything Together Again

After another 10-15 minutes, mix the queso together again. After about 45 minutes to an hour all in, the smoked taco queso dip should be done and ready to serve.

If the queso is too think because the temperature got away from you, add some more half & half. If it is too thin, it should thicken as it cools.

Easy Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg - Dip is Complete
Yield: 10

Smoked Taco Queso Cheese Dip

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

It is that time of the season for football playoffs so why not pair a delicious appetizer with a fun sport to watch with this easy to make, delicious, Taco Queso Cheese Dip on the Big Green Egg. This smoked queso is loaded with your favorite cheesy flavors accompanied with that awesome taco flavor and a touch of spicy. I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients

  • 1 – 1.5 lbs of ground beef
  • Taco Seasoning – Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix, 25% less sodium if you are looking for an easy option (will need water)
  • Yellow onion, diced
  • 2 each – 10 oz Cans – Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, Mild
  • 4 – 6 oz – Shredded Jalapeno Cheese
  • 8 oz – Velveeta Cheese
  • 2/3 Cup – Half & Half

Instructions

  1. Fire up the Big Green Egg and get the temperature dialed into around 325 degrees. This is an indirect cook so ensure the plate setter / conv"egg"tor is inserted.
  2. While the BGE is heating up, brown the ground beef. Drain grease, add water and taco seasoning. Simmer for 6-10 minutes until done.
  3. Place the cooked taco meat in the dutch oven or cast iron pan. Add the diced yellow onions, Rotel tomatoes, Jalapeno & Velveeta cheese, and finally the half & half.
  4. Now the BGE should be dialed in around 325 degrees. Add the dutch oven with the Taco Queso Cheese Dip to the Big Green Egg.
  5. After about 15-20 minutes, stir everything together and allow it to continue to cook.
  6. After an additional 10-15 minutes, repeat the process and stir everything together again.
  7. After a combine time of about 45 - 60 minutes, the Taco Queso Cheese Dip should be ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

If the temperature got away from you and the queso is too thick, you can mix in more half & half or milk to thin it back out.

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