Come check out how I made a disgusting vintage recipe loving described as “barf in a meat dog bowl” into a modern delight!
There is nothing I enjoy more than transforming a disgusting vintage dish into a modern epicurean masterpiece.
Ok, maybe that is laying it on a bit thick!
But I really do love going through my vintage cookbooks and online recipe library to find distasteful looking recipes and then turn them into a dishes that anyone would love to eat!
Today’s episode is all about revamping a vintage dish from 1963 that looks like “puke in a meatloaf dog bowl” into a dish that any homemaker would be proud to serve to her family.
I had never had pizza fondue before making it for this video, and I am proud to say this has now entered my monthly dinner rotation because the kids love it so much!
And the best part is, it is super easy to make and the kids have no problem eating their vegetables! Woo-hoo!
Ridiculously Easy Pizza Fondue
- A few handfuls of fresh green beans
- 1-2 bell pepper sliced
- 1 dozen whole mushrooms
- 1/2 fresh cauliflower cut into florets
- 1 box breadsticks
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 16 oz pizza sauce
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup provolone cheese
- OR 3 cups of a shredded cheese mix
Boil a few handfuls of green beans for around 6-8 minutes until tender, but maintaining a bit of a bite.
When finished drain the green beans and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
Once cooled, add to a serving dish and add cubed bread, fresh mushrooms, sliced peppers, cauliflower, and bread sticks.
Next make your pizza fondue.
In a pot cook the ground beef on medium until cooked through. Stir in the pizza sauce (I get mine from Trader Joes), corn starch, Italian herbs, and the 3 cups of cheese. Stir until melted.
Serve with the bread and vegetables.
If you have a fondue pot you can pour it in and keep it warm, or use a small crock pot.