This BBQ Queso Dip has the perfect mix of smoky pulled pork, gooey, melted cheese, Rotel, and more! The dip comes together in minutes, requires very little effort and is the perfect appetizer for New Year's Eve, game days, house parties and MORE!
I don't like to throw out food. I have an image burned into my brain from a mission trip many years ago in Honduras. I was halfway through a cheeseburger when a little boy who couldn't have been older than 5 appeared at my table carrying his baby sister on his back. He asked for what's left of my cheeseburger, and when I handed it to him, he made sure his baby sister took the first few bites before eating himself. That life is so foreign to us.
From that point forward, I've always been one to clean my plate, and if I can help it, I find a way to use leftovers for other recipes. That's a good thing, too, because some of my absolute favorite recipes were created by starting with leftovers! Don't even get me started on pantry clean-out weeks--there's nothing like a woman with a can or two of cream of chicken soup on hand...ha!
This barbecue queso dip started the very same way. I had a ton of leftover pulled pork and had already put some away in the freezer. I had to either eat the leftovers in the same form I had been eating them for 3 days straight, throw the leftovers out and feel terrible for another 3 days straight, or use them for something different.
I had saved a baked queso dip recipe a few weeks prior, so I pulled it up for reference, added my own twist to it, and poured the queso dip into a cast iron skillet over some pulled pork and popped it in the over for a few more minutes. We devoured it so quickly!!
There's really nothing to this recipe. I tossed some cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, velveeta cheese and cream cheese in a disposable aluminum dish with a can of fiesta corn, Rotel and a little sour cream. Once the cheese had melted, I stirred everything together and poured it into a cast iron skillet over 2 cups of pulled pork, and then I baked it in the oven for another 10 minutes. I served ours with a baked mix of root vegetable chips, but regular potato chips or tortilla chips are great choices to serve with this dip, too!