Serves 15-20     adjust servings

Blue Cheese Steak Crostini {Video}

Preparation 15 min Prep Time
Cook Time 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.
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