Beef Crostini with Pesto Mayonnaise

Beef Crostini are perfect when you're looking to serve a hearty appetizer. The pesto mayonnaise is a tasty topping.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1 1/4
pounds beef tenderloin
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/2
teaspoon crushed dried rosemary leaves
1/4
cup basil pesto
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
24
diagonally cut slices (1/2-inch-thick) baguette-style French bread (from 10-ounce loaf)
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
24
small fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°. Place beef in ungreased shallow baking pan. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle all sides with salt, pepper and rosemary. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of beef. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until thermometer reads at least 140°. Cover beef with aluminum foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes until thermometer reads 145°.
  • 2 While beef is baking, mix pesto and mayonnaise in small bowl.
  • 3 Reduce oven temperature to 400°. Brush bread slices with 3 tablespoons oil. Place in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp.
  • 4 Meanwhile, cut beef into thin slices. Top each bread slice with beef and 1 teaspoon pesto mayonnaise. Garnish with basil leaf. Arrange appetizers on serving platter.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    105
    (
    Calories from Fat
    65),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    5g
    5%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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