Steak Fondue with Mustard Caper Sauce

Valentine’s day is coming up.  Wouldn’t steak fondue be nice for a romantic holiday dinner?

Steak Fondue, dipped

Steak Fondue, dipped

Waaaay back, I always wanted to go out for Valentine’s Day.  Then baby #1 came along–and with her a bigger, more expensive house.  Scratch going out.

Enter homemade romantic dinners for two.  At the time, there were lobster tail specials for Valentine’s Day in all the grocery stores.  I learned that I could make lobster just as well as a restaurant and a whole lot cheaper.  Put the kid(s) to bed, pop the champagne, dim the lights and turn on the broiler.

The first year we did steak and lobster (which I never would have paid for in a restaurant) and we rolled out of the dining room, totally stuffed.  In future years, it was one or the other–or something completely different.  (Okay, a few years we may have just skipped it entirely.)

Steak fondue on table

Steak fondue on table

But this year, I think it’s fondue.  I’ve always appreciated the fact that fondue is an interactive meal.  “Whose fork is on top of mine?”  “No, the red fork is mine”  “What are you doing” “My piece fell into the pot”  “You know you have to kiss the person next to you then”

Well that last one’s a good start for Valentine’s Day. 

Fondue is actually our family New Year’s Eve tradition.  Avoid from the drunks, build a fire and fight over the last stringy bits of cheese.  Or accuse your neighbor of hogging the dipping sauce. 

BTW, the dipping sauce is not restricted to fondue, but great with a grilled or broiled steak as well.  In fact that was how we had it the first time!  So, for Valentine’s Day, or New Year’s Eve, or any other occasion, here is one of our favorites.steak-fondue-with-salad

Steak Fondue with Mustard Caper Sauce
Serves 3
A fun and versatile dish, steak fondue works beautifully for romantic dinners or special bigger celebrations.
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609 calories
2 g
201 g
47 g
43 g
25 g
219 g
176 g
1 g
1 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
219g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 609
Calories from Fat 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g
72%
Saturated Fat 25g
123%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 201mg
67%
Sodium 176mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
6%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb boneless steak, like sirloin or tenderloin
  2. oil for the fondue pot
  3. .
  4. 1/2 c butter
  5. 1 T mustard
  6. Dash Worcestershire
  7. 2 T capers incl some liquid
  8. 1 T flour
  9. 1/4 c milk
Instructions
  1. Cut steak into bite sized pieces and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Heat oil in fondue pot. Oil will need to be deep enough to cover meat on fondue fork.
  3. To make sauce, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in small saucepan and combine with flour. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add remaining butter and continue stirring.
  5. Add milk, capers with liquid, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Cook until thickened, stirring to keep smooth. Pour sauce into serving dish or dishes.
  6. To do fondue, skewer a piece of steak with fondue fork, then set in hot oil. Cook to desired doneness and dip in mustard caper sauce.
Notes
  1. Tip: steak will cut more easily if partially frozen (or a good kitchen scissors works well too)
  2. Because of the cooking time, we usually use 2 fondue forks per person.
  3. Calorie count should be lower if grass fed beef is used.
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609
fat
47g
protein
43g
carbs
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16 thoughts on “Steak Fondue with Mustard Caper Sauce

  1. Louise

    Oh I love Fondue, Inger. My husband and I usually fondued on Valentine’s Day too. I LOVE your Fondue pot too. I have one of those “harvesT” gold ones from the 70s, lol…Nice sauce too. I’ll be pinning this to my Fondue Board, lol…Thanks for sharing…

    1. Inger

      Besides the nostalgia factor ;-), that pot is small enough so that it doesn’t require a ton of oil. We actually have three pots–yes, we do like our fondue!

  2. Kathy

    I love Fondue…this sounds wonderful! I haven’t done a fondue in such a long time…maybe it’s time to take out those fondue pots? Sounds like a perfect way to spend New Years!

    1. Inger

      If you aren’t a mustard fan, you could probably substitute some other flavoring. Garlic comes to mind–though that might affect the romantic part 😉

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