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Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese

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Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese is the perfect holiday appetizer or snack for a crowd. Tender roast beef is thinly sliced and topped on a crostini with goat cheese, caramelized onions and fresh herbs. You will love this protein filled appetizer! 

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese on a cutting board.

No matter what holiday you and your family are celebrating – or how you’ll be gathering this year – make beef the center of your holiday feast! 

Today I am sharing a Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese in partnership with the Ohio Beef Council that makes a hearty, protein packed appetizer. 

You will love the flavors of the savory, creamy goat cheese with the sweet caramelized onions and the tender roast beef. 

All of these delicious flavor are topped on a crispy crostini.

I love offering my guests a variety of appetizers and this one is a great one to add. 

When making this crostini I like to use this Roast Beef Recipe and then thinly slice it for the crostini. 

You will have half of the roast beef left to serve for another meal.

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese ingredients on a white board.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS BEEF CROSTINI RECIPE?

  • BEEF TOP ROUND ROAST, THINLY SLICED 

  • OREGANO, ROSEMARY, PARSLEY

  • PARSLEY

  • OLIVE OIL

  • GARLIC

FOR THE CROSTINI

  • YELLOW ONIONS

  • OLIVE OIL 

  • FRENCH BAGUETTE

  • GOAT CHEESE

  • FRESH PARSLEY

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese with goat cheese and onions.

 

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS BEEF CROSTINI WITH CARAMELIZED ONION AND GOAT CHEESE?

ROAST THE BEEF: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Combine all of the spices and garlic in a small bowl along with the olive oil.

Coat the beef with the herb and garlic mixture, making sure to coat both sides.

Place the roast on a wire rack inside a shallow baking dish or use a roasting pan with a wire rack. Sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes at 450 degrees F.

Reduce temperature to 325°F and roast an additional 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until medium rare (125- to 130°F) doneness.

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese beef on a plate.

TO CARAMELIZE THE ONIONS: Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.

Add the sliced onions and cook low and slow for 30-40 minutes until the onions have a nice caramelized color.

Stir the onions every 5-7 minutes.

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese caramelized onions.

TO WHIP THE GOAT CHEESE: Place the goat cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil and half the parsley and a pinch of salt into a mixer and mix on medium for 3-4 minutes until whipped.

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese with parsley.

TO ASSEMBLE THE CROSTINI: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Lay the slices flat on oiled cookie sheet. Pour the 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a small dish.

Brush the top of each crostini with olive oil. Bake the crostini for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly. Spread a layer of goat cheese on each crostini.

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese with onions.

TIPS FOR COOKING WITH BEEF

TEMPERATURE: Keep friends and family healthy this holiday season by ensuring your beef dinner is properly cooked before serving. Use this handy guide and a meat thermometer to determine when your beef is fully cooked. Just remember: Beef should always be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145°F. 

CARVING: The most important tool for properly carving your roast is a sharp knife — be safe! If you’re using a meat fork, don’t pierce the roast to hold it in place. Use the back of the fork instead (tongs work great, too). If you have a rib roast, cut each slice along the rib bone. Always cut across the grain for maximum tenderness.

STORING LEFTOVERS: Don’t reserve beef for just the main course, incorporate it into holiday appetizers, too! Just remember to always refrigerate leftovers that incorporate beef within 2 hours after cooking.

STORING BEEF: Planning to buy beef in advance for your holiday feast? You can freeze beef in its original packaging up to two weeks. For longer storage, wrap in heavy-duty aluminum foil or place in plastic freezer bags, removing as much air as possible.

ROASTING: Oven roasting is a go-to cooking method during the holidays because it generally uses a lower temperature over a longer period, allowing you to “set it and forget it”. Refer to this oven roasting cooking chart for timing guidelines and other helpful tips. 

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WHAT IS BEEF FARMING LIKE?

So much has changed since the days of cowboys, cattle drives, and the Old West.

Today, beef farming is filled with drones, apps and computers – just like your holiday wish list! 

Did you know that 97 percent of beef farms are family-owned and operated?

Meet one of Ohio’s 17,000 beef farming families at www.OhioBeef.org!

People have always had a variety of protein options to choose from, and today, that’s no different.

What sets beef apart is that it’s a high-quality protein that is authentic, real and raised responsibly. 

Today, farmers and ranchers are raising more delicious beef more sustainably than ever before. 

America’s beef farming industry has one of the smallest carbon footprints in the world, 10 to 50 times lower than some other nations. 

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IS BEEF NUTRITIOUS?

We all know beef makes a tasty holiday dish – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too?

One 3 oz. cooked serving of beef provides half of your recommended daily value of protein for less than 200 calories.

As we enter the cold months of the year in the Midwest, feeding your family a balanced diet with nutrient-rich foods, like beef, will help support their immune system this winter.  

A 3-ounce serving of cooked beef provides 25 grams of protein, which makes it an excellent choice for busy families. 

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese on a cutting board.  

OTHER BEEF RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

LEBANESE MEAT PIES

EASY BEEF BONE BROTH

LEBANESE BEEF AND GREEN BEAN

MEXICAN ZUCCHINI

GRILLED FLANK STEAK WITH DRY RUB

EASY MEDITERRANEAN BURGERS 

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Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese on a cutting board.

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese is the perfect holiday appetizer or snack for a crowd. Tender roast beef is thinly sliced and topped on a crostini with goat cheese, caramelized onions and fresh herbs. You will love this protein filled appetizer! 

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pound Beef Top Round Roast, you will need about 1 pound Roast beef thinly sliced for the crostini
  • 2 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE CROSTINI

  • 2 yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 french baguette {approx. 12 inches long}
  • 4 ounces of goat cheese, crumbled or a block which you can cut into chunks (let sit out for 10 minutes to soften)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped, separated

Instructions

TO COOK THE BEEF:

Take your beef out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature on the counter for about a 1/2 hour.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Combine all of the spices and garlic in a small bowl along with the olive oil.

Coat the beef with the herb and garlic mixture, making sure to coat both sides.

Place the roast on a wire rack inside a shallow baking dish or use a roasting pan with a wire rack. Sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper.
Roast for 15 minutes at 450 degrees F.

Reduce temperature to 325°F and roast an additional 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until medium rare (125- to 130°F) doneness.
Remove from the oven and tent with tin foil for 15 minutes.
Slice into thin pieces.

TO CARAMELIZE THE ONIONS:

Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sliced onions and cook low and slow for 30-40 minutes until the onions have a nice caramelized color.

Stir the onions every 5-7 minutes {you want the onions to caramelize so try not to stir them too often}.

TO WHIP THE GOAT CHEESE:

Place the goat cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil and half the parsley and a pinch of salt into a mixer and mix on medium for 3-4 minutes until whipped.

TO ASSEMBLE THE CROSTINI:

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Arrange the slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Lay the slices flat on oiled cookie sheet. Pour the 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a small dish.

Brush the top of each crostini with olive oil. Bake the crostini for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.

Spread a layer of goat cheese on each crostini.

Top the goat cheese with the onions and then the sliced roast beef.

Garnish with the remaining parsley and serve!

    Visit www.OhioBeef.org, and follow the Ohio Beef Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for beef nutrition facts, cooking tips, recipes and to meet Ohio’s beef farming families. Use #OhioBeef to share photos of your beef dishes this holiday season!

    Today’s post is sponsored by the Ohio Beef Council. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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