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Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion 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! 

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BEEF CROSTINI WITH CARAMELIZED ONION 

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, holiday cocktail party or new year’s eve! 

Today I am sharing a Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion in partnership with the Ohio Beef Council that makes a hearty, protein packed appetizer. You will love this simple 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 flavors are topped on a crispy crostini.

I love offering my guests a variety of appetizers and this roast beef crostini 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. 

If you make the above roast beef recipe you will have half of the roast beef left to serve for another meal like roast beef sandwiches. 

When you host your holiday meal this is a great appetizer alongside your Herb Butter Roasted Turkey, Lemon Arugula Salad and this Sweet Potato Casserole.

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

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 stirring every few minutes to prevent them from sticking and coloring too much in any one place, until blonde-colored, 15–20 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 or until just golden brown.

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 fresh rosemary. 

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 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. 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. For today’s recipe I like thin slices of roast beef so try to use a sharp knife and thinly slice. 

CHEESE: There are many cheese options that go well with beef. I love blue cheese, gorgonzola or creamy burrata. 

 SAUCE: You could try a drizzle of balsamic glaze on top of the crostini for a savory flavor. I also like swapping goat cheese for a creamy blue cheese sauce or a horseradish cream.

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”. 

TYPE OF BEEF: You can use any leftover beef like filet mignon, hanger steak, ribeye steak, sirloin steak or beef tenderloin you have for this crostini. I really enjoy roast beef which you can roast on your own or buy at the store pre-cooked. 

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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 the Beef Council website. 

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

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onion 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:

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 stirring every few minutes to prevent them from sticking and coloring too much in any one place, until blonde-colored, 15–20 minutes. 

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!

    Notes

    If you have leftover roast beef you can save time and make these without having to cook the roast beef. You also could buy already cooked roast beef at the store.

    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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