This recipe is full of smoky, cheesy goodness! It’s the perfect starter for your next gathering, game day, or just a guilty pleasure snack! Plan ahead for this recipe because it will take a couple hours for your pork to reach that perfect, fall-apart texture. Trust us, it’s worth all the hours!
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- MEATER Plus
- Smoker or oven
- Deep cast iron pan
- Prep – 25 minutes
- Cook – 14 hours (May vary depending on pork shoulder size)
- 205°F – Fall apart TENDER
- 1 pork shoulder (8 lbs.)
- Traeger chili pepper rub
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz. mozzarella cheese
- 8 oz. colby jack cheese
- 8 oz. Oaxaca cheese
- 16 oz. velveeta
- 1 bell pepper (diced)
- 1 tbsp. Traeger chili seasoning
- ¼ cup Budweiser beer
- tortilla chips
- chives for garnish (optional)
1. It’s pork time! Place that hefty pork shoulder on a flat surface and grab a sharp knife, a boning knife would be perfect if you have one! Remove all excess fat from the pork, then pat it dry. Generously season all sides with the Traeger chili pepper rub. Then, set your smoker to 250°F, low and slooooow.
2. Grab your MEATER Plus and probe the center of the thickest part of the protein. Set up the cook in the app with a target internal temperature of 205°F. Then, set up a custom alert in the app once the meat reaches 170°F. Once setup is complete, place the pork shoulder in the smoker and let MEATER work its magic.
3. Be sure to spritz the pork with apple cider vinegar every hour after the very first hour! Pro tip: set up a custom alert in the app to remind you so you don’t forget. 😉 Once you get alerted that the pork has reached 170°F, wrap it with aluminum foil, then place it back into the smoker until it reaches 205°F. Poke a hole in the foil so the probe sticks out to maintain strong Bluetooth connection.
4. Once MEATER notifies you to remove from heat, shred it carefully and place the shreddings into a cast iron skillet. In the same skillet, add all of the queso ingredients, then place the pan into the smoker. Once the cheese begins to melt, mix it all together and let it cook for about 40 minutes.
5. Garnish with chives, and enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips! This dip is definetely worth the wait.