Upon my first bite of Steak and Bleu Cheese Bruschetta my eyes popped open big and wide. And then, with my mouth very full, I exclaimed, "Wow!"
I'm convinced the "wow factor" is that each slice of baguette is rubbed with a raw garlic clove. I will forever be grateful to noblepig.com for sharing that trick. Amazing.
This recipe is intended to be an appetizer. It's very festive with the red and green for holiday get-togethers.
My family, however, eats Steak and Bleu Cheese Bruschetta as a meal. It's our glorious finale with the leftovers we have after a Traeger smoked brisket.
It's certainly the season for appetizers, so be sure to drop by Eating with Angie for more yummy ideas like my favorite artichoke dip and bacon-wrapped chestnuts.
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- Blue cheese dressing (I use Litehouse Original Bleu Cheese)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F
Step 2: Lightly brush each slice of baguette with olive oil and place slices on a large cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 5 minutes to lightly "toast." Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Step 3: Rub cloves of garlic over top side of each baguette slice.
Step 4: Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add steak pieces and heat for up to 5 minutes to make sure steak is completely warmed. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
Step 5: In a medium-sized bowl, toss together tomatoes, chives, basil, avocado and lime juice. Toss in steak and lightly season with coarsely ground black pepper.
Step 6: Lightly spread (really, just a little will do it) bleu cheese dressing on each baguette slice. Add one heaping spoon fool of the steak mixture to the top of each slice. Serve and enjoy!