Recipe of the Week: Fondue Italiano


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 envelope spaghetti sauce mix
  • 2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • ½ cup dry red wine


  1. In a skillet or slow-cooking pot with browning unit, cook beef until crumbly; pour off excess fat.
  2. In a slow-cooking pot, combine beef with dry spaghetti sauce mix, tomato sauce, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours. Dissolve cornstarch in the wine.
  4. Turn the control to high and add dissolved cornstarch.
  5. Heat on high for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Dip chunks of Italian bread into fondue while keeping mixture hot in the slow-cooking pot.

May be used as a hearty hot dip or as a main dish served with salad after the game or theater.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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