Pepper Steak Crostini #SundaySupper

Pepper Steak Crostini
Pepper Steak and I go way back to my earliest on-my-own cooking memories. I say that because a beef roast was a regular guest on my Mom’s Sunday table. She used to cut tiny slits in the roast and shove whole garlic cloves everywhere she could. It may not have been the prettiest looking dish but it tasted delicious all the same.
Even though I learned how to cook steaks professionally and even worked in a steakhouse for 12 years, I was still a little intimidated when it came to preparing different, unfamiliar cuts of beef at home. Pepper Steak over Rice became my safe go-to beef dish.
Now that Sunday Supper has partnered with The Beef Checkoff I feel so much more confident about preparing beef.

The Beef Checkoff
That’s a good thing since a 3 ounce serving of lean beef (150 calories and less than 4.5 grams saturated fat on average) helps power your day with Beef’s “Big 10”:

  • Iron helps your body use oxygen.
  • Choline supports nervous system development.
  • Protein helps preserve and build muscle.
  • Selenium helps protect cells from damage.
  • Vitamins B6 and B12 help maintain brain function.
  • Zinc helps maintain a healthy immune system.
  • Phosphorus helps build bones and teeth.
  • Niacin supports energy production and metabolism.
  • Riboflavin helps covert food into fuel.

Did you know?

  • There are more than 29 cuts of lean beef with a total fat content that falls between a skinless chicken breast and skinless chicken thigh when comparing cooked 3-oz servings.
  • For steaks (1/2 inch or thicker), insert an instant-read thermometer horizontally from the side, so that it penetrates the thickest part or the center of the steak, not touching bone or fat. After cooking, let steaks stand 3 minutes before serving.
    Rare (140°F) Medium Rare (145°F) Medium (160°F) Well Done(170°F)
  • Ground beef is more perishable than roasts or steaks. Plan to use refrigerated ground beef within 1 to 2 days of purchase.
  • Cook steaks directly from the refrigerator and wait to salt until after it is removed from heat source or browned. Adding salt before the sear will add to steaks losing moisture content.

Start keeping a close eye on the temperature you desire as to not over cook. Remember after resting your steak to cut on the bias and against the grain to keep it tender.

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Pepper Steak Crostini makes an elegant presentation to any appetizer menu. These beefy bites make good snacks and grill party favorites!

Pepper Steak Crostini bread

Pepper Steak Crostini Peppers

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Pepper Steak Crostini
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  • 1 pound sirloin steak
  • 2 large bell peppers, cut into thin strips (red, green, orange or yellow)
  • 1 medium onion sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette cut diagonally into ½-inch slices
  1. Saute peppers, onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet until crisp tender. Remove from heat, add Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat prepared grill or griddle pan to medium heat. Season meat with pepper and sear. Turn occasionally for approximately 9 to 12 minutes until steak reaches desired temperature. Remove and rest steak. After the resting period, cut into thin slices.
  3. While steak rest, brush both sides of bread slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil just until browned on both sides.
  4. Assemble crostini with beef slices and top with pepper mixture.

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This post is sponsored by The Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own.

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39 Responses to Pepper Steak Crostini #SundaySupper

  1. Tash says:

    Oh my this looks delicious!! I am craving something like bruschetta for lunch today, this crostini looks kinda like what I am going for! Yummy.
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  2. What a great idea! This is my kind of crostini’s. I love the peppers and onion and of course the steak.
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  3. Renee says:

    I love this appetizer version of pepper steak! What a great way to start off an evening of entertaining friends and family or just as simple bites for a meal.
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  8. Liz says:

    Steak, onions and peppers sound like the ideal crostini topping! What a beautiful and yummy appetizer, Cindy!
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  10. I love, love, love this! And since it is on “toast” I can have it for breakfast, right? 😉
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  11. Thanks so much for the tips Cindy, they are great! I love this dish, it’s a great party appetizer too!
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  13. Love your little open-faced sandwiches. I want this for lunch!
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  14. I can only imagine the combination of flavors in this pepper steak and combined with the crostini – it’s a party!
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  15. I can see where you get your talent for cooking! Stuffing whole cloves of garlic into a roast is genius!
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  16. Shaina says:

    This is such a great little appetizer idea for a party.
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  17. I love how you combined two classic dishes into an amazing app!
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  19. This is the perfect appetizer. Love the addition of peppers.
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  20. Love Crostini, and my dad used to do the same with roadt beef– lots of slits, lots of garlic! These would be great for a light summer dinner served with a good Caesar Salad! And, a glass of Barolo!!

  21. Hezzi-D says:

    I love crostini but have never had it with steak before! Sounds like a hearty and delicious appetizer!
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  22. This crostini looks so delicious and warming, great recipe 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
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  23. Mary Withrow says:

    I must agree, this looks fantastic. I could eat about 5 right now, lol

  24. I would have never thought to turn pepper steak into a crostini, but I love just about EVERYTHING in crostini form! This is so creative, Cindy!
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  25. Susan says:

    This might just be the perfect party food! Also 12 years in a steakhouse? I don’t know if I’d love or hate steak after that long.
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  26. Great information – thanks for providing all the benefits to beef. I also really love that you made this a crostini – perfect for entertaining!
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