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Smoked Chili Con Queso by Doug Scheiding

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

This cheesy, smoky snack is the perfect party starter. Spicy pork sausage and chilies are tossed with two types of cheese and smoked on the Traeger for one thick and delicious dip.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 Pound hot pork sausage

  • 1 (2 lb) block Velveeta cheese

  • 1 Pound smoked Gouda cheese

  • 1 (10 oz) RO*TEL Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies

  • 1 (10 oz) RO*TEL Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies

  • 1 (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup

  • 4 Tablespoon Traeger Coffee Rub

  • 1/2 Cup fresh cilantro

  • tortilla chips

Steps

  • 1

    Heat a medium cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the pork sausage and cook, breaking into small chunks, until no longer pink. Remove the sausage from the pan.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Pound hot pork sausage

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 350°F to preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill350 ˚F

  • 3

    In a 4-5-quart cast iron Dutch oven or another oven-safe dish, combine the Velveeta and smoked Gouda. Add the RO*TEL original and fire-roasted tomatoes, the cream of mushroom soup, cooked sausage, and Traeger Coffee Rub.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (2 lb) block Velveeta cheese

    • 1 Pound smoked Gouda cheese

    • 1 (10 oz) RO*TEL Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies

    • 1 (10 oz) RO*TEL Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies

    • 1 (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup

    • 4 Tablespoon Traeger Coffee Rub

  • 4

    Set the Dutch oven on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke the cheese, stirring 3-4 times, until the cheese is melted and everything is well combined, about 45 minutes. Add most of the cilantro during the last 5 minutes of smoking.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Cup fresh cilantro

  • 5

    Sprinkle the remaining cilantro on the top of the cheese, then serve with tortilla chips for dipping. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • As Needed tortilla chips

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