Ground Beef Pizza Fondue Recipe
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Ground Beef Pizza Fondue Recipe

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Great for a party or game-day gathering, this hearty appetizer can be made with Italian sausage instead of ground beef if you prefer. Add a little more pizza sauce if the mixture seems too thick. —Margaret Schissler, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:22 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 22 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
  • Breadsticks, bagel chips, baked pita chips and/or tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without breadsticks bagel chips baked pita chips or tortilla chips) equals 97 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, mushrooms and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the cornstarch, fennel, oregano and garlic powder until blended. Stir in pizza sauce.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Gradually stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in olives. Keep warm.
  3. Serve with breadsticks, bagel chips, pita chips and/or tortilla chips. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Pizza Fondue in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p49

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"Love the idea of using this as a pasta sauce rather than a dip- how smart you are!"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"This has been a Christmas Eve tradition for 25+ years..."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"good idea, i think i'll try it. dandydude in va."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2008

"I actually served this as a main dish. I didn't have any thing to dip into it so I served it over spaghetti noodles and a slice of garlic toast, with a salad."

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