Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

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Crisco®
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  • Yield: 36 pieces
  • Prep: 150 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients

Marinade:
2cloves garlic, crushed
1/2teaspoon red pepper flakes
-- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2teaspoons minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/4cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2pound rare roast beef, thinly sliced
Crostini:
1/2cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3cloves garlic, crushed
1teaspoon Kosher salt
-- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1loaf baguette (12 ounces)
Blue Cheese Topping:
6ounces cream cheese, softened
2tablespoons blue cheese salad dressing
1/2cup crumbled blue cheese, plus more for garnish
-- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. For the marinade: Combine garlic, red pepper flakes, pepper, rosemary and oil in microwave-safe cup. Microwave on HIGH 45 seconds; cool. Slice beef into approximately 2-inch by 4-inch strips. Once cooled, place marinade and sliced beef in a resealable bag; toss to coat. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  2. For the crostini: Preheat oven to 400F. Combine oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH 45 seconds.
  3. Slice baguette into 36 (1/2-inch) slices. Brush one side of each slice lightly with garlic oil. Place oiled side up on cookie sheet. Bake 10 to15 minutes or until crisp.
  4. For the topping: Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth. Add salad dressing; beat until well blended. Stir in crumbled blue cheese by hand. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread cheese mixture onto crostini. Top with strips of marinated meat. Sprinkle with additional blue cheese; serve.

 

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