Cheesy Roast Beefy Crostini

It’s officially fall, and for me that means watching football and entertaining! While I enjoy the chips and dips and meat and cheese platters, I wanted to come up with an appetizer that would wow my guests. I put together some delicious toasts topped with gorgonzola cheese and rare roast beef. Definitely more sophisticated and so satisfying! This appetizer is a must try whether you’re watching a game or having an elegant dinner party they are sure to impress!

Author: Christa Johnston

Christa Johnston is a busy wife and mother of two young boys and a self-proclaimed foodie. Her love of cooking stems from growing up in a large family where food was always in abundance and a focal point of every gathering. As a teenager, Christa was a frequent shopper of the Shoreview Fresh and Natural Foods location even as a young dancer grabbing a quick snack between classes. Now, with her two boys in tow she shops weekly for a quick sandwich, deli salad or natural organic ingredients to provide healthy eating choices for her delicious recipes! Christa will transform your Sunday Funday!



First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then, in a saucepan over medium high heat pour in the balsamic vinegar and bring to a low boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow the vinegar to reduce down about 10 minutes. It will become thicker in consistency and coat the back of a spoon when ready. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Meanwhile in another saucepan over medium heat pour the gorgonzola cheese, minced garlic and milk stirring frequently until melted together about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Cheese mixture will thicken as it cools.

When the oven is ready, place baguette slices onto a sheet pan and brush the slices with the melted butter. Bake for 7 minutes then remove from oven and allow to cool. Meanwhile take your roast beef slices and cut them in half so that each slice of beef is about the size of the palm of your hand. Finely chop 2 Tablespoons of fresh chives and parsley and set aside.

To assemble take a slice of baguette and top with a spoonful of the gorgonzola cheese mixture. Then fold your roast beef slices to fit on top of the cheese. Continue this until every piece of baguette is done. Then place them onto your serving platter and drizzle them with the balsamic reduction and sprinkle your fresh herbs over them and the plate for a nice presentation. Bon a petite!

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  • Appetizer
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