Chili Fondue

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  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded white Cheddar cheese (mild to medium)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ripe black olives


  1. In medium size bowl toss the shredded cheese with the cornstarch.
  2. In medium size saucepan, heat the broth, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and cumin until barely simmering.
  3. Add the cheese, a handful at a time, stirring until the cheese is melted before adding more. When all the cheese has been added, stir in the scallions and olives.
  4. Transfer fondue to a fondue pot and keep warm over a fondue burner.
  5. Serve with your favorite veggies for dipping.