Smoked Steak Crostini

Last week we attended our first wine tasting in town. I am not sure if I was more excited to taste a variety of Sonoma red wines, or be able to sample really great cheeses that the guests would be bringing. I later found out it was both! As I pondered what to make for an appetizer, I quickly knew how much I loved blue cheese and beef. That pairing alone brings me down to one knee, crippling me in the intense flavor. It could be one of my favorite flavor combinations. As I figured blue cheese would go well with one of the red wines, I also wanted to add a bit more to an appetizer, and therefore shocking guests in the robustness of the thinly sliced smoked steak.

Steak Crostini Recipe

If you are looking for a real crowd pleaser, try this crostini out. It costs a bit of money but it is a really decadent appetizer, and one that everyone was raging over.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients: [Print this Recipe]

  • 1 rustic baguette, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 lb New York Strip, smoked, cooked medium
  • 1/2 cup of Cambozola Blue Cheese, room temperature (Cambozola is like a blue brie)
  • 1/2 cup of spinach leaves, optional
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Cherry wood chips, soaked in water for at least one hour

Begin by seasoning your steak on both sides, generously, with salt and pepper. Let the steak sit at room temperature as you heat up your grill. Lately I have only been working with charcoal as I think the flavor adds a bit more flavor to the grill. So however you are grilling, whether it be charcoal or gas, get the grill to a medium to high heat to get a nice sear on the steak. Sear the steak on one side, cooking for about three minutes, then flip, add in the soaked wood chips, cover, and cook an additional four minutes. You are looking for about 140 degrees for the steak. When you have reached that temp, I typically use my finger to check doneness by pressing on the steak. A meat thermometer can be dangerous as it will let out all of those delicious juices.

When the steak is done, remove from the grill, place on a plate, tent with some aluminum foil, and let it REST for about 20 minutes.

During the rest time, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Brush olive oil onto the top of each sliced baguette and place onto a large baking sheet.

Place into the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Rub the garlic clove onto each crostini and sprinkle just a pinch of salt and pepper onto each one.

Take your blue cheese and add a bit to each crostini.

Steak Crostini Recipe

Slice your steak very thinly, across the grain. Try a piece and promise to wait to each another piece before serving your guests.

Add a slice of steak on top of each cheese covered crostini. Top with a spinach leaf. Serve.

I cannot tell you how the reaction was when I served these. Everyone love them. People were eating four or five of them, and seeing that there was plenty more to eat, that was a positive thing! So try these out for your next party and I guarantee everyone will be talking about them. Enjoy.


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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought to “Smoked Steak Crostini”

  1. Checked out your site from Tasty Kitchen.
    We made this yesterday with a smoked brisket we had done on Saturday, all I can say is WOW!
    We loved it!
    Thank you for a great recipe!

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