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Cheddar-bacon-beer Fondue

Submitted by: Kristina_Vanni

Cheddar-Bacon-Beer Fondue
2011-01-05 Appetizer
4.5 59

What's better than the combo of cheese, bacon, and beer?! If you haven't tried fondue for awhile, this will bring you back!

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins


6 slices Bacon
1 cup Ale or Lager Beer
1 lb Extra-sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded, about 6 cups
1½ Tbsp All Purpose Flour
2 tsp Dry Mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste


Place the bacon in a cold, large skillet. Cook over medium heat until crisp and brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain and cool. Finely chop the bacon.

In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the ale to a bare simmer over medium heat. In a medium bowl, toss the cheese with the flour. Gradually stir the cheese into the saucepan, stirring the first batch until melted before adding another. In a small bowl, dissolve the mustard in the Worcestershire sauce. Stir into the fondue, along with the chopped bacon. Allow the fondue to come to a bare simmer, but do not boil. Season generously with the pepper. Transfer to a cheese fondue pot and keep warm over a fondue burner. Serve immediately, with dipping ingredients of your choice.

Helpful Tips:

Recommended for Dipping: Toasted English muffins, cut into wedges. Assorted apples and pears, cut into slices.