Ground Beef Pizza Fondue Recipe

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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
MAKES:
22 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
22 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
  • Breadsticks, bagel chips, baked pita chips and/or tortilla chips

Directions

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.
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.
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

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 97 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ripe olives
  • Breadsticks, bagel chips, baked pita chips and/or tortilla chips
  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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mstassi User ID: 2404860 110339
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

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

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jillywilly User ID: 3344612 171956
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

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

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dandydude User ID: 171823 209436
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

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

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LVdiecast User ID: 1736096 170607
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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