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Beer-and-Cheddar Fondue

Yield

Makes about 6 cups

Stir occasionally when serving to keep blended.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground pork sausage
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 (8-ounce) blocks Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup beer*
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Cubed French bread or sliced pears

How to Make It

  1. Cook ground pork sausage in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and remove sausage from pan.

  2. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat; add onion and garlic, and sauté until tender.

  3. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add milk, stirring until thickened. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Remove from heat; stir in sausage, beer, and next 3 ingredients. Transfer to a fondue pot or slow cooker; keep warm on LOW. Serve with cubed French bread or sliced pears.

  4. *Nonalcoholic beer may be substituted for regular beer.