• 4 cups of chips, or 1 large chunk of oak or hickory (any wood will do)
  • 6 small to medium onions (makes 4 cups of smoked onions)
  • 1 small - Medium jar of Artichokes
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite BBQ rub
  • 1 tablespoon of EVO or Canola
  • 4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1.5 cups of Cream Cheese – softened and cubed
  • .5 cup homo milk or half and half
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke (optional, if you prefer it very smoky)
  • 1.5 tablespoons regular sugar
  • 1 cup Cheddar - shredded
  • 1 tablespoon salt and pepper, plus more to season


Recipe Description

Serve with grilled pita wedges or crispy tortillas.

Recipe Directions

  1. Prepare your smoker, BBQ, or grill to approx. 300-350 F (charcoal or gas combined with 2 cups of chips in tinfoil X 2, or 2 medium size chunks of wood)
  2. Smoke onions - off heat - with your choice of wood for 40 minutes. Replenish wood chunk or chips after 30 minutes
  3. Peel and half the onions. In a bowl, toss with the oil, and sprinkle to rub on each piece
  4. Place in the smoker, and smoke for 60-75 minutes. Onions should be well-smoked when medium to dark top layers, and relatively soft but not falling apart
  5. Remove artichokes from jar/can, and chop to small pieces
  6. When the onions are done, let cool, then chopped finely
  7. Heat oven to 350 F or add more fuel to your BBQ to bring it to 350 F
  8. Soften your cream cheese cubes in the microwave for 30 sec.
  9. In a casserole dish (2” deep preferred), add cut onions and artichokes. Then add remaining ingredients less the cheddar cheese.
  10. Mix well with the kitchen tool of your choice.
  11. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  12. Then top with the shredded cheese.
  13. Bake uncovered in the oven for 20-30 min. (or on your grill -off heat)