Beef Fondue is a fun throwback dish that is wonderful for a romantic dinner or slow family meal. Easy to prepare instructions.
1 fondue pot (with fuel if needed) or electric skillet
fondue forks or skewers several per person
1 ½ to 2poundschateaubriand or London Broilcut in ¾ or 1 inch cubes
1 ½ to 2poundground round
1 to 2eggseggs
¾ to 1cupFrench bread crumbs
4-6cupsbeef or chicken brothor cooking oil
Cut steak into ¾ inch to 1 inch cubes. Place on a serving platter
For the meatballs, mix ingredients together and form into ¾ or 1 inch balls.
Prepare sauces and meat ahead of time and keep refrigerated until all other preparations are completed. Place each sauce in separate dishes with spoons for serving.
In a sauce pan on the stove, heat the cooking liquid by heating it just below the boiling point. Preheat the fondue pot slightly and add the liquid until about ½ full. SAFETY TIPS:Follow the manufacturer's instructions very carefully whether you are using an electric pot or Sterno. If you are using Sterno, always make sure the flame is entirely extinguished before adding more fuel. Don't mess around with this and do not let children refuel or light the Sterno.
Pass the meat around the table first. Each guest can take a 'mound' of meat, place it on dinner plates, pierce a piece of meat onto each fork and put into pot for cooking. Cooking time may vary from 30 to 60 seconds, depending upon the doneness of meat the individual prefers.
While meat is cooking, pass the sauces around the table. When meat pieces are done, put the cooked meat on the plate with the sauces. Refill forks with other portions of meat and continue cooking while enjoying the cooked meat with sauce.
To speed things up (especially for starving teenagers) you can place a handful of meat in the pot and scoop out with a slotted spoon. We usually did this toward the end of the meal to cook the meat for leftovers another meal
The beef broth can also be refrigerated and used for soup another meal.
For serving: Place the fondue pot in the center of the table with a protective tray underneath. Make sure your table cloth is very washable. Use 1 fondue pot for each 4-5 guests and provide at least 2 fondue forks per person.Some sauce suggestions: