Smoked Chili Queso is easily made on the grill in a cast iron skillet. A mouth-watering treat!
I’m pretty sure I could drink queso straight. You might think I’m kidding, but I’m really not. Ok, the thought does kinda gross me out a little bit, but the point remains that I consider queso to be a food group by itself.
Since my favorite thing to do in the summer is get out the grill or smoker (and sometimes both at the same time!), I decided to create a queso that is cooked outdoors. This smoked chili queso was absolutely delicious too!
Why is it that tortilla chips seem to taste so much better when served with queso? Seriously… who is going to be upset when you bring out a big bowl of hot queso dip along with a bag of tortilla chips? No one!
Is it the saltiness of the chips combined with the cheesy goodness of the queso? I’m not sure, but I do know that it is one of my favorite snacks of all time! But hold on… I made it even better by cooking this queso outdoors on the grill! Yup, queso on the grill.
How does that even work? That’s where a handy cast iron skillet comes into play. Load that skillet up with all of the ingredients for a delicious cheesy dip, and then throw it on the grill to cook. Add a handful of wood chips, and you’ve got a smoked chili queso that will be the talk of the party!
My favorite way to eat this smoked chili queso is simply with tortilla chips. But I don’t stop there! I also enjoy adding one to two tablespoons of queso in my burritos, or I’ve also been known to serve a small bowl of queso as a dipping sauce of sorts alongside quesadillas.
I’m pretty sure these homemade tortillas would be great dipped in this queso too. So grab the ingredients for this tasty cheese dip and invite some friends and neighbors over this weekend for a casual summer party. Don't forget the guacamole. Happy grilling!
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