January is fondue month.  Okay – not officially (at least not yet…).  To me, cold weather and the beginning of a new year make me feel like eating melted cheese.  I really enjoy all types of fondue – cheese, broth, oil, chocolate.  But cheesy fondues are the best.  So today I’m sharing with you

The Best Fondue Recipe Ever

I’m not lying.  It is SO good.  I have to give credit to my aunt.  She made this fondue for my sister and I when we used to visit her.  Years later, my sister calls me for this recipe every time she has a new boyfriend – it’s a fun and impressive meal.  (She’ll just love me for saying that!)

I won’t make you wait any longer.  Here’s the recipe:



1/2 lb ground beef; 1/2 envelope dry spaghetti sauce mix; 15 oz tomato sauce; 12 oz shredded cheddar cheese; 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese; 1 TB cornstarch; 1/2 cup chianti; Italian bread cut into cubes


Brown the ground beef. Stir in sauce mix & tomato sauce.  Slowly stir in cheese, adding a little at a time.  In a separate bowl, stir together corn starch and chianti.  Add to the cheese/meat mixture.  Stir until thick and bubbling, then serve with french bread.

You can cook this up on your stove and transfer to a warm fondue pot – or you can mix it together (after you’ve browned the meat) right in the fondue pot at your table.

I was inspired to share this recipe with you today because I have a new addition to the Pursuing Vintage Shop.

Fondue Cookery & Forks Set

This very 70’s cookbook, Fondue Cookery by Alison Burt, and a set of vintage wood fondue forks with colored tips is the perfect gift – or the perfect inspiration to start fondue-ing!  Take a look inside the book:

Fondue Cookery Cheese Fondue

Fondue Cookery Swiss Fondue Recipe

So how about you?  Do you fondue?


3 replies
  1. Kerry Steele
    Kerry Steele says:

    Swiss fondue is our Christmas eve tradition. The grown-ups at our house are very busy on Christmas eve but we enjoy festive foods on holidays so the ease of fondue is perfect.

  2. Lindsey
    Lindsey says:

    As “the sister who calls for this recipe every time she has a new boyfriend” I agree… it is SO good! And if I, Kristen’s domestically-challenged sister, can handle the recipe, anyone can 🙂

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