So, here's a little secret. I always grill a "little" extra steak so I have leftovers to make these Steakhouse Bruschetta. We absolutely love them over here and everyone always looks forward to these little bites of heaven.
Of course you could grill steak just to make these but it's fun enjoying the meat in a whole new way a couple of nights later. If company is coming, having the steak already made is a plus!
Sometimes I only make up 6 or 8 of these for my family before dinner is served. Do you ever serve starters just to your family? I think it's a fun way to get everyone in the kitchen before dinner and a good time to get the kids talking about their day.
I brushed a little olive oil onto the sliced bread before toasting it in the oven. When it was done I rubbed the warm slices with garlic cloves for extra flavor.
What's nice about using leftover steak is that it is easy to cut into cubes and remove all the fat. This way no one gets any gristle in any of their bites. Just warm it up in a little butter.
A great way to start the evening.
- 24 slices baguette
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, halved
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 pound leftover steak, cubed with any visible fat removed (rib-eye is the best)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola
- 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 cup chopped vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 avocados, cubed
- lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush each baguette slice with olive oil. Place in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before rubbing each slice with cut garlic.
- Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add butter and warm meat through. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
- Combine mayo, Gorgonzola, white vinegar, garlic and dry mustard in a medium bowl. In another bowl, toss tomatoes together with chives and basil. Squeeze lime juice over avocados to keep them from turning brown.
- Spread mayo mixture on toasted bread and top with steak, tomato mixture and avocados. Serve immediately.