This Grilled Steak Crostini is a fun take on your classic Steak Crostini. Butter-basted steaks with whipped blue cheese, chili oil, and chopped chives. Add toasted baguette slices to give you that crunch that compliments the tender, cheesy steak.
There’s nothing like a savory steak appetizer for game day, and this blue cheese steak crostini is the king of hearty apps.
What is Steak Crostini?
Never heard of Crostini? It’s a popular Italian appetizer consisting of thinly sliced baguette, toasted, and topped with a variety of things like cheeses, meats, and vegetables.
In this case, we are topping our Grilled Steak Crostini’s with New York strip steak, a velvety blue cheese spread, and chili oil. It’s an easy appetizer you can customize and serve at your next gathering.
Another popular crostini app typically consists of fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, and balsamic glaze.
Why You’ll Love Grilled Steak Crostini
The combination of crunch from your toasted baguette and the tender, juicy meat seared just right is a match made to enjoy. I’m a fire cooking kinda guy, so fire cooked New York strips added to some toasted & sliced baguettes was the route I chose to travel.
Pair all of that up with some whipped blue cheese, chili oil, and chopped chives, and you have an epic appetizer or the perfect family meal.
How to Make Grilled Steak Crostini
Grilled Steak Crostini Ingredients
To make this simple crostini recipe you’ll need the following:
- NY Strip Steaks
- Bourbon Prime Seasoning (or your favorite steak seasoning)
- Rosemary Sprigs
- Thyme Sprigs
- Garlic Cloves, smashed
- Unsalted Butter
- Canola Oil
- Olive Oil
- Chili Oil Sauce (I made my chili oil sauce, check that recipe out here)
- Chopped Chives
Whipped Blue Cheese:
- Crumbled Blue Cheese
- Whipped Cream Cheese (if you’re not a fan of blue cheese you could swap for a goat cheese spread)
- Crème Fraiche
Let’s Get Cooking
Begin by lathering your steaks with oil and generously seasoning Bourbon Prime Seasoning (or your favorite steak seasoning). Set in the fridge until ready to cook.
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the whipped blue cheese and stir until it’s blended. Set to the side.
Preheat a medium-high heat fire for direct cooking (about 375 degrees F). Add a cast iron pan for 2-3 minutes before cooking with some oil to preheat.
Sear the Steaks
Once the skillet is hot, add your steaks to sear for 1 minute per side to develop a crust. We want a nice sear for our Grilled Steak Crostini, so make sure the skillet is good and hot before you sear these steaks.
Next, pull the skillet over to a cooler side of the grill or rotate your grill grate so it’s no longer directly over the coals. Now you’re ready to add the rosemary, thyme, and crushed garlic. Allow that mixture to simmer for 30 seconds.
Finally, add in butter and let it melt. Push your steaks to one side of the skillet and place the herbs and garlic on top of the steaks so their flavors will infuse with the butter and steaks as they’re basted.
Begin basting the steak with the butter continually for 2 minutes, then flip. Repeat this until your steaks have reached 120F internal.
Be careful of the heat; you don’t want the butter to burn. Once the steaks are done, pull them off and drizzle all the butter over top. Let the steak rest until ready to slice.
Prep Your Grilled Steak Crostini
Next, grab a cutting board and slice your baguette into ½ inch slices. Brush the slices of french baguette with olive oil on both sides.
Next, lower the heat of the grill to 300F and add each slice of bread to cook for 2-2.5 minutes per side or until they are golden brown.
Once done, pull the bread off and set it to the side until ready to serve.
Time to Assemble
Slice your steaks into thin strips, going against the grain of the meat. Then begin building your Crostini.
Lather each crusted bread with some of the Whipped Blue Cheese, topping with a slice of steak, some chili oil sauce, and chopped chives. Serve on a large platter, and enjoy!
Pro tip: this recipe is versatile. You can get creative and customize it to your needs using all your favorite toppings like caramelized onions, melty cheese, fresh herbs, and more.
You’re lucky if you end up with leftovers because this tasty app goes quickly.
But if you find yourself with some leftover Grilled Steak Crostini, you can store your grilled steak in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. The baguettes can be kept in a Ziploc bag and left on the counter for a few days.
For reheating, you can either place your thin slices of steak back over the fire on medium high heat until they are warmed to your liking.
Or you can place them on a baking sheet and reheat them in the oven on medium heat until they reach your desired temp.
Toast your baguette as usual, assemble it, and you’re good to go!
This crostini appetizer is one of those tasty appetizers everyone raves about. The tender steak and the bold flavor of the whipped blue cheese spread are so freakin delicious.
You’ll want to eat the entire platter yourself. It’s probably a great idea to make a little more than you think you’ll need because this Grilled Steak Crostini will go quick.
This is an elevated finger good, so it’s a great appetizer for special occasions, tailgating, or even date nights!
Grilled Steak Crostini
Grilled Steak Crostini for some bite size slivers of steak on top of a cheesy baguette with chili oil!
- 2-3 NY Strip Steaks
- 2-3 tbsp Bourbon Prime Seasoning
- 3 Rosemary Sprigs
- 3 Thyme Sprigs
- 3 Garlic Cloves smashed
- ¼ cup Unsalted Butter
- Canola Oil as needed
- 1 Whole Baguette sliced into ½” pieces
- 1 cup Olive Oil
- Chili Oil Sauce for garnish
- Chopped Chives for garnish
- Whipped Blue Cheese:
- 1 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
- 2 cups Whipped Cream Cheese
- ½ cup Crème Fraiche
Begin by lathering your steaks with oil and generously seasoning Bourbon Prime Seasoning (or your favorite steak seasoning) all over. Set to the side until ready to cook.
In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the Whipped Blue Cheese and stir until fully blended. Set to the side.
Preheat a medium high heat fire for direct cooking (about 375F). Add a cast iron skillet about 2-3 minutes before cooking with some oil to preheat.
Once the skillet is hot, add your steaks to sear for 1 minute per side to develop a crust. Next, pull the skillet over to a cooler side of the grill or rotate your grill grate. Add in the rosemary, thyme and crush garlic to simmer for 30 seconds. Finally add in butter and let it melt. Push your steaks to one side of the skillet and place the herbs and garlic on top. Begin basting the steak with the butter continually for 2 minutes then flip. Repeat this until your steaks have reached 120F internal. Be careful of your heat so the butter does not burn! Once the steaks are done, pull them off and the steaks with the herbs and drizzle all the butter over top. Let rest until ready to slice.
Next, slice your baguette into ½” slices. Brush each slice of bread with olive oil on both sides. Next, lower the heat of the grill to 300F and add each slice of bread to cook for 2-2.5 minutes per side or until they are toasted/golden brown. Once done, pull the bread off and set to the side until ready to serve.
Slice your steaks into thin cut pieces and begin building your Crostini. Lather each crusted bread with some of the Whipped Blue Cheese topping with a slice of steak, some Chili Oil Sauce and chopped chives. Serve and enjoy!
Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek’s fire cooking journey. He’s a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he’s cooking up, it’s guaranteed to be so freakin’ delicious!