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Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion & Roasted Tomato Jam

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Grill: 10 min.

Makes

16 appetizers

An appetizer bursting with flavor from bleu cheese, caramelized onion, jam and balsamic vinegar—tasty bites that vanish in a hurry. —Debbie Reid, Clearwater, Florida
Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion & Roasted Tomato Jam Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 slices French bread baguette (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 beef ribeye steaks (3/4 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat; saute onion until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until golden brown, 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Toss tomatoes with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; spread in a 15x10x1-in. pan. Roast until softened, 10-15 minutes. Stir tomatoes into onion, mashing lightly. In small bowl, mix cream cheese, blue cheese, garlic and the remaining salt and pepper.
  3. Brush bread slices with remaining oil; grill, covered, over medium heat until lightly toasted, 1-2 minutes per side. Sprinkle steaks with steak seasoning. Grill, covered, over medium heat until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 3-5 minutes per side. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. To serve, spread toasts with cheese mixture; top with steak and onion mixture. Drizzle with vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 185 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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