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Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

Prep Time:
20 min + chilling time

Cook Time:
10-15 minutes

Servings:
About 30 pieces

Prep Time:
20 min + chilling time

Cook Time:
10-15 minutes

Servings:
About 30 pieces

Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

INGREDIENTS

Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

  • 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 C. (50 mL) Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 lb (250 g) thinly sliced rare roast beef
  • Crostini
  • 1/3 C. (75 mL) Crisco® Pure 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 C. (50 mL) sour cream or blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/4 C. (50 mL) crumbled blue cheese plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh Italian parsley

DIRECTIONS

  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.