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Beef Bruschetta With Roasted Garlic-Feta Spread

Recipe courtesy of:  beef loving texans 


  • 1 beef Flat Iron Steak (about 8 ounces)

  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread (11 to 14 ounces)

  • 3/4 cup feta cheese crumbles

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper

  • 1 cup diced Roma tomatoes, seeded, ribs removed (about 4 medium tomatoes)

  • 1/3 cup packed Kalamata olives, cut in half lengthwise then into 1/4-inch half moons

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat garlic, vegetable oil and olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until the garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat; set aside to cool.

    Drain garlic from oil. Reserve 2 tablespoons oil for bread and 2 tablespoons oil for tomato mixture; set aside.

  2. Cut ciabatta in half lengthwise. Slice into 18, 1/2-inch pieces; place on shallow-rimmed baking sheet.  (You may have some leftover ciabatta.) Brush each piece with reserved 2 tablespoons garlic oil. Bake in 375°F oven 10 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Chop cooled garlic and return to same sauce pan; add feta. Heat on medium heat; cook 4 to 5 minutes until cheese is melted and looks like ricotta cheese. Keep warm.

  4. Season steak with salt and pepper.  Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.

  5. Combine tomatoes, olives, basil and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in small bowl; set aside.

  6. Spread 2 teaspoons garlic-feta mixture on each piece toasted ciabatta. Carve steak into 1/4-inch slices. Cut each slice into 1-1/2-inch pieces. Place two steak pieces on each piece ciabatta. Top with 1 tablespoon tomato mixture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 368 Calories; 21.3g Total Fat; 5.6g Saturated Fat; 3.5g Polyunsaturated Fat; 6.7g Monounsaturated Fat; 0.2g Trans Fat; 41mg Cholesterol; 728mg Sodium; 220mg Potassium; 29g Total carbohydrate; 15g Protein; 1.2mg Iron; 1.6mg Niacin; 0.3mg Vitamin B6; 37.2mg Choline; 2mcg Vitamin B12; 3.3mg Zinc; 14mcg Selenium; 1.5g Fiber.

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