Friday, November 11, 2011

Blue Cheese Onion Steak Bites

Alright all you garlic and onion lovers out there!  All you "stinky cheese" connoisseurs!  This recipe is for you!

The flavor pairings of the creamy blue cheese with the tender medium-rare steak topped with the buttery roasted onion and garlic is just to die for! . Combining all of those flavors on top of a crunchy warm baguette is eternal bliss inside of your mouth. To all you people out there who love stinky foods like blue cheese, garlic and onion......This is for you!

Originally meant to be an appetizer, we made a dinner out of it last night and boy was it good! Make these for your next dinner party, holiday, luncheon or football gathering:) Easy to make ahead, you can make these the day before or morning of, and then pop them back in the oven to heat up before serving.





Blue Cheese Onion Steak Bites
(Slightly Adapted from Taste of Home)


Ingredients
-2 large Yellow Onions, sliced thin into rings and then halved
-3 TB butter
-12 cloves of garlic smashed and then minced
- 2 large cooked leftover Fillet Mignon (or any fresh prepared quality cut of steak meat about 12 oz total)
-1/4 cup beef broth warmed
- Loaf French Bread Baguette, cut into 1/4 inch slices 

Ingredients for Spread
- 4 oz Cream Cheese softened
- 1 cup (4oz) Crumbled Blue Cheese
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper

Directions 
- In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until the onions are just softened. 
- Reduce the heat to Med-Low and cook stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes or until onions are golden brown. 
- Add the garlic to the onion mixture and cook 1-2 minutes longer.
- Thinly slice the cold left over Fillets, and pop in the warm beef broth. Let sit at warm.
OR - If you are not using leftover Fillets,  omit the broth, and add salt and pepper to 12 oz of raw steak of your choice and cook the steak until it is done to your likeness. Then cut it into thin slices.
 -Place the cut French Baguette on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes or until barely golden brown.
-While bread is baking and meat is sitting warm, place the softened cream cheese, blue cheese, salt, and pepper in a food processor and process until blended.
- When bread is out of oven, spread a tsp or so of the cheese mixture onto each of the baguette slices.
-Top with steak and onions.


Tips -
If you prefer a little give to your toasted semi-crunchy baguette like I do, don't let them get brown. Just barely golden. If you like crunchy harder bites, let them get more golden or almost brown.


If you have a few minutes till apps are served, pop the baking sheet of prepared bites into the turned off but still warm oven.


If blue cheese is too strong for you or your guest consider Feta, Gorgonzola, or even Swiss!


If you choose a tougher cut of steak, consider slicing thin and then also chopping it up a bit so it is easier to take a bite out of.....unless of course you make one bite out of it:)


Enjoy!







2 comments:

  1. Like your recipes but think I like the white plate too---

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    1. Oh why thank you! My nice neighbor lady gave me a set of these for our wedding this last summer. I love them!;)

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