Garlicky Steak and Bleu Cheese Bruschetta


The eye-popping “wow factor” of Garlicky Steak and Bleu Cheese Bruschetta is that each slice of baguette is rubbed with a raw garlic clove.

Shout out to for sharing that trick. Amazing!

And Garlicky Steak and Bleu Cheese Bruschetta is very pretty, isn’t it? It’s a festive and vibrant appetizer for Christmas get-togethers.

My family, however, eats Steak and Bleu Cheese Bruschetta all year long. And we would never be satisfied with just a few tastes, so I make enough to serve as a meal. Garlicky Steak and Bleu Cheese Bruschetta is glorious finale with leftovers from a Traeger-smoked brisket.

If you are looking for more appetizer ideas, be sure to click on appetizers in my tags or go straight to these two favorites: artichoke dip and bacon-wrapped chestnuts.

Ingredients List

  • 1-2 Sourdough baguettes, sliced at an angle for more surface area. 
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound leftover steak, cut into very small pieces (I love using leftover smoked brisket)
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 fresh basil, chopped
  • avocados, diced
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • Bleu cheese dressing (I love Litehouse Original Bleu Cheese)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Lightly brush each slice of baguette with olive oil and place slices on a large cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 5 minutes to lightly “toast.” Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  • Rub cloves of garlic over top side of each baguette slice.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add steak pieces and heat for up to 5 minutes to make sure steak is completely warmed. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, toss tomatoes, chives, basil, avocado and lime juice. Fold in steak and lightly season with coarsely ground black pepper.
  • Spread a thin layer (just a taste) of bleu cheese dressing on each baguette slice. Add one serving spoon full of the steak mixture to the top of each slice. Serve and enjoy!