Beef Tenderloin Fondue Recipe

Background and History

The Beef Tenderloin Fondue Recipe is a delightful culinary experience that originated in Switzerland. Fondue, a traditional Swiss dish, gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s as a fun and interactive way to enjoy melted cheese or hot oil for cooking meat and vegetables. This variation of fondue features tender beef tenderloin, providing a luxurious twist to the classic dish

Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 lb beef tenderloin, trimmed and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional, for thickening)
  • Dipping sauces (such as mustard, horseradish, or barbecue sauce)
  • Assorted vegetables (such as mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Cubes of crusty bread or cooked potatoes for dipping


  • Season the beef tenderloin cubes with salt and black pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a fondue pot or a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic to the pot and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add the beef broth and white wine to the pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Lower the heat and let the broth mixture simmer gently.
  • Thread the seasoned beef tenderloin cubes onto fondue forks or skewers.
  • Dip the beef cubes into the simmering broth and cook to your desired level of doneness, about 1-2 minutes for medium-rare.
  • Optional: If you prefer a thicker broth, mix cornstarch with a little water to form a slurry and add it to the simmering broth, stirring until thickened.
  • Serve the cooked beef tenderloin fondue with assorted dipping sauces, vegetables, and bread or potatoes for dipping.

Nutrition Facts: (per serving)

  • Calories: 300
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 30g


Use high-quality beef tenderloin for the best flavor and texture in your fondue.

Keep an eye on the fondue pot to ensure that the broth maintains a gentle simmer throughout the cooking process.

Experiment with different dipping sauces and vegetables to customize your fondue experience according to your preferences.

Fondue is a communal dining experience, so gather friends and family around the table for a fun and interactive meal.

Allergy Warning

This recipe contains garlic and optional dipping sauces, which may trigger allergies in some individuals. Adjust the ingredients accordingly to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.

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