Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini
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Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

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Makes: About 30 pieces

Ingredients

  • Marinade

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp 2 mL red pepper flakes
  • generous amounts of freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp 10 mL minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/4 cup 50 mL Crisco® Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 lb 250 g thinly sliced rare roast beef
  • Crostini

  • 1/3 cup 75 mL Crisco Vegetable Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp 5 mL salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette sliced into 1/3-inch (1 cm) slices
  • Blue Cheese Topping

  • 4 oz 125 g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup 50 mL sour cream or blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup 50 mL crumbled blue cheese plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh Italian parsley

Preparation

  1. Marinade: In a shallow dish, combine the marinade ingredients. Add roast beef; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  2. Crostini: Preheat oven to 350°F (180ºC). In a medium bowl combine the oil, garlic and salt and pepper. Let stand while slicing bread. Brush both sides of bread slices with oil mixture. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
  3. Blue Cheese Topping: In the bowl of an electric mixer or food processor, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add sour cream or dressing; beat until well blended. Stir in crumbled blue cheese by hand. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove meat from marinade using tongs or a slotted spoon. Top each crostini with some of the meat.
  5. Top with a dollop of blue cheese mixture. Sprinkle with chopped Italian parsley; serve.