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how to make smoked queso

How to make epic smoked queso

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  • Author: Jess Pryles
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 10-12 1x



32 oz Velveeta or similar easy melt cheese, cubed
13 oz diced pickled jalapenos, drained
16 oz chorizo, cooked and drained of excess fat
20 oz rotel tomato & green chile
10 oz asadero cheese, cubed
1/2 onion, diced
3 tablespoons Hardcore Carnivore Tex Mex seasoning
12 oz Lone Star Beer (or similar pilsner style beer)


  1. Preheat a smoker or pellet grill to 250f.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large foil pan, then place into the smoker.
  3. Smoke for 45 minutes, then stir to combine ingredients. Continue to smoke for a further 30-45 minutes until the cheese is fully melted.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or pork rinds.


Tip: to keep the queso warm and melty, you can hold it in a slow cooker on low heat.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Category: appetizers
  • Method: smoke
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex