Southwest Fondue With Beef

This Southwest version of fondue combines ground beef, two types of cheese, tomatoes, and cilantro, and is ready in no time.


Makes about 7 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


1 pound lean ground beef
1 (16-oz.) package pepper-Jack pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
1 pound processed or deli white American cheese slices, torn
1 1/4 cups milk
2 to 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Garnish: chopped tomato
Assorted dippers: toasted bread cubes, corn chips, pretzels, thin breadsticks, pita chips


1. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.

2. Combine pepper-Jack cheese product, American cheese, and milk in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in ground beef, tomatoes, and cilantro. Garnish, if desired. Serve with desired dippers.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Velveeta Pepper Jack for pasteurized prepared cheese product.