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5 vegetarian tailgating recipes

By: Enrique Gili on Sept. 21, 2012, 5:26 p.m.
Fiesta Fondue

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Fiesta Fondue

A trio of game day staples melted into gooey perfection.

Fiesta Fondue


  • 8 to 10 ounces rennet-free sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 ounces rennet-free Swiss cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 to 6 ounces lager beer
  • 4 to 6 ounces salsa
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Cooking directions

  1. Combine grated cheese in a mixing bowl. Add cornstarch to prevent clumping and stir, about 1 minute. Reserve some.
  2. In a saucepan bring beer to a low boil over medium-high heat. Add salsa. Add lime juice. Stir until ingredients bubble, about 2 minutes. Add cheese in small batches and stir until it melts, about 3 minutes. Add reserved cheese to thicken, salsa to season, beer to thin, according to taste. Transfer contents to heated fondue pot. Add jalapeno.
  3. Serve with any combination of jicama sticks, tortilla chips, cubed French bread, apple slices.

Yield: Serves 6-8