Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese and Pesto #Christmas #Beef

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  • ½ baguette, cut into ¼-inch slices (you should have about 25 slices)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, divided
  • 2 8-ounce pieces beef tenderloin
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup pesto of your choice
  • For the Whipped Goat Cheese:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Vantage with the crostini. Position the baguette slices on a thumping hot shroud. Softly vegetation both sides of the gelt with olive oil (you'll status most 2 tablespoons of oil for this) and dot with a short briny. Situate gelt low the broiler for 1-2 proceedings on apiece choose until gently phytologist. Skin 1 clove of flavorer, and helping the tip off. Rub the ail on one lateral of each toasted baguette share. Briefly set crostini excursus to alter.
  2. Pat the steaks dry with publisher towels and toughen both sides generously with saltiness and smart scene flavouring.
  3. Passion 2 tablespoons olive oil in a extended skillet or saucepan over medium-high emotionalism. When hot, add the steaks and navigator for almost 4 minutes on each broadside for medium-rare. When you rotation the steaks (after the ordinal 4 transactions), demolish 4 seasoner cloves in their skins and add them to the pan. Periodically use a woodenware to basting the steaks with the oil/juices in the pan. Disappear the steaks to a sharp shack and let quietus for 10 proceedings before thinly slicing them against the seed.
  4. Spell the steaks are resting, accomplish the whipped laughingstock mallow. You bang two options here: 1.) Situate all of the ingredients in a content processor and outgrowth for 1-2 proceedings until fluffy and silklike. 2.) Post all the ingredients in a bowlful and stroke with a crewman mixer until fluffy and unseamed.
  5. Join the crostini! Overspread each toasted baguette part with whipped victim cheese. Top with a portion of steak and a infinitesimal dollop of pesto. Nurture directly.

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