Blue Cheese Steak Crostini {Video}

These blue cheese steak crostini are the perfect little bite. Garlicky toasted bread topped with salty blue cheese, rare steak and a balsamic reduction are a great Valentine’s Day nibble.

Last month, Brandy and I spent a day making a mess in the kitchen, drinking far too many Manhattan’s (which led to an inappropriate amount of discussion about Jon Hamm’s genitals) and stuffing our faces with blue cheese steak crostini all while forcing her husband to sit there and watch the shit-show unfold for 11 hours as we tried to capture it on video.

Yep, video. With this post, Kick Sass Kitchen is born and we’re promising to bring at least 1 hot mess of cooking, banter and most likely a lot of booze to your computer screen a month.

Blue Cheese Steak Crostini

Brandy being the booze queen she is made a classic Manhattan cocktail and since it took approximately 5 times longer to make the crostini than it did the Manhattan, I’ll let you decide how many drinks you think I had before getting behind the camera. Side note: can we get a ‘hell yeah’ for alcohol real quick? I mean, where would things like karaoke, dancing and recipe videos be without it?

So with that in mind, here we are in our first 6 minutes and 30 seconds of internet video fame (ok, not really and yes, we’ll make it shorter next time).

As for these blue cheese steak crostini, they’re really everything you could want in an appetizer bite. Buttery, garlicky, salty, sweet, tangy AND a piece of juicy rare steak to go with it all. They’re a great Valentine’s Day appetizer (or any holiday appetizer for that matter) or, just eat like 10 of them and call it a meal that’s totally acceptable too. Especially, after a few Manhattans.

Blue Cheese Steak Crostini Appetizer

Sadly, I wasn’t kidding about the Jon Hamm thing either. So if you want a laugh, check out the outtakes (voice cameos from Ulysses, Art and my mom). Real life, people. Real life.

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Blue Cheese Steak Crostini {Video}

Cook Time 15 min Prep Time
Preparation 15 min Cook Time
Total Time 30 mins Total Time

These blue cheese steak crostini are the perfect little bite. Garlicky toasted bread topped with salty blue cheese, rare steak and a balsamic reduction are a great Valentine's Day nibble.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French baguette
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound sirloin tips, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh herbs for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice baguette into 1/2 inch slices on the diagonal.
  3. Melt the butter in a small dish and brush each piece of bread.
  4. Smash 1-2 cloves of garlic and rub on the bread.
  5. Place bread on a baking sheet and toast for 5-7 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  6. Pour balsamic vinegar into a small sauce pot, bring to a boil then reduce to a low simmer until vinegar has halved and thickened. It will coat the back of a spoon when done. Turn off heat and set aside.
  7. Place blue cheese, milk, 1 smashed clove of garlic, salt and pepper in a small sauce pot and bring to a high simmer, stirring frequently until blue cheese is melted and smooth. Turn off heat and set aside.
  8. Heat a greased grill pan over medium-high heat.
  9. Season steak tips with salt and pepper and grill 1-2 minutes per side for rare to medium-rare.
  10. To assemble the crostini, spread the blue cheese sauce on the toasted bread, top with a piece of steak, drizzle with the balsamic reduction and top with fresh herbs.

 

31 Comments

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  2. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    You guys are the cutest. . loved the video. . can’t wait to see what you guys do with Kick Sass Kitchen!! and uh, freaking love this blue cheese steak crostini! Damn! looks so good. . I could drink that blue cheese sauce and just checked the back of my balsamic vinegar. . I’m good yo.

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  3. Julie @ Table for Two

    Absolutely LOVE your video and the outakes were freaking hilarious. Your mom…”well I always liked your hair shorter” LOL – thanks MOM!! I can’t wait for more videos :) :) oh and the crostini looks pretty awesome too…you guys need to just come make it for me!

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  4. Marina

    Gina, after being an avid fan of yours for years, it is so great to hear your actual voice and to see you on a video. Thanks for introducing Brandy, I’ll be checking out her stuff. You paired up with a lady who is an expert on cocktails, this video is the perfect match! Well done and please bring us more!

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  5. Em | the pig & quill

    Um, those outtakes totally just made my afternoon. As in, I just want to be the third person eating those crostini and talking about Dick’s dick so baaaaaaaaad. No wait, Hamm’s ham? Jon’s john? And that crostini is making my preggers mouth water. ALL THE RARE STEAK EVER. Well done, ladies!

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  7. Pam Butler

    Hi … I am planning on making this for a wine tasting /pairing event at my home. Can you make any of this ahead of time? Looks delicious

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      I wouldn’t put these together in advance as the crostini will get mushy. You could make the blue cheese sauce and the balsamic reduction ahead of time but I’d make the steak right before and then assemble as you’re getting ready to serve.

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  8. corinne

    Im so looking forward to making this appetizer for my whole family for our easter celebration. really enjoyed the video.

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