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Joe vs. the Life Changing Queso Dip (Mexican Cheese Dip)..... Smoked! From Recipe Tin Eats.

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

There isn't a voice over on this video so check out the original link Life Changing Queso Dip

*Note: Do not buy condensed milk.... on one of my cooks I realized I had snagged the wrong can... by then it was to late. That isn't my comment about the condensed milk so I'm not the only one that has made the mistake. I grab 4 cans at a time and make 4x the amount the kids really love this recipe and there aren't leftovers very often. Take note of the cheese to and stick to a name brand or premium. I bought a store brand one time figuring you can't taste the difference... but the dip turned out very grainy as stated in the recipe.

So instead of sautéing the onions and garlic in a pan then adding the tomatoes as the recipe indicates, place them directly on the grill grates till your desired doneness. I like to get a nice char on my veggies then I pull them and dice them then add it to the cheese and evaporated milk mix in my cast iron pan. I smoke it for around 2 hours total or until the kids can't wait any longer. I have the temp starting around 325 degrees to roast the veggies and then once they are done I set the vents to get the temp down to low and slow 220 degrees.

*Note: I do not use the heat deflectors for making this.

The picture below this is a another time I've cooked and its a little further along in the process. The garlic will cook fast so keep an eye on it, I've already added it to the dip. Be sure to stir the queso when checking on the veggies. I've since set up the divide and conquer rack to the low position to cook the veggies faster and get the nice fire roasted flavor.

Sorry no end result pictures yet. I'll try and get one before its all gone next time.

That is my Tacoma and its red and black just like my Kamado. My wife thinks the Kamado looks like a strawberry. I've thought about getting some high temp paint and painting the top vent green just for fun.

I use the Kamado Joe Classic II! Check out for more information on the Kamado Joe, accessories, fuel, meats and more! I also participate in some affiliate programs! So far I've made 2 dollars! Thanks for help keeping the flame going!


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