Beef & Kale Queso Fundido — an appetizer that will truly warm you up

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An appetizer that will truly warm you up! Angelica Horken from the Wisconsin Beef Council joins FOX6 WakeUp to share her recipe for Beef & Kale Queso Fundido.

Main Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cooked (leftover) beef Pot Roast, finely chopped (about 1-1/2 cups) or Ground Beef crumbles (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup finely chopped kale leaves
  • Serving suggestions: Tortilla chips, celery sticks, carrot sticks, apple slices, pita wedges, toasted baguette slices


  1. Combine tomatoes and beer in medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat6. Meanwhile, toss cheese with cornstarch until coated.
  2. Reduce heat to low; cook 3 to 5 minutes, adding cheese mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, and stirring constantly until cheese is melted. Do not boil.
  3. Stir in beef and kale; continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes or until beef is heated through, stirring frequently. Pour into serving dish. Serve immediately with Serving Suggestions, as desired.

Makes 8-12 appetizer servings.