Steak Crostinis with Horseradish Havarti

15 crostinis
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These Steak Crostinis with Horseradish Havarti are a hearty and addictive appetizer. Perfect for backyard BBQs or tailgating parties, and made with our peppery Horseradish Havarti cheese.

Recipe by: Bev Weidner, Bev Cooks


  • 4 small sirloin steaks
  • 2 pinches coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon used coffee grounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 baguette, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup fresh arugula leaves
  • 1 (6-oz) wedge Roth Horseradish Havarti cheese, cut into 15 slices


  1. Liberally season steaks on both sides with coarse salt.
  2. Whisk together brown sugar, coffee grounds, and cayenne pepper, then gently press onto both sides of the steak. Place in a large ziplock bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Arrange baguette slices on a large rimmed baking sheet. Brush each slice with olive oil then top with a pinch of garlic powder and coarse salt. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over high heat. Sear steak on both sides for about 4 minutes each. Remove from the pan and cover on a plate, resting for 10 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain.
  6. Arrange a few leaves of arugula on each toasted baguette slice, followed by two slices of steak, and a slice of Horseradish Havarti.
  7. Bake crostini until cheese is melted. Garnish with extra arugula leaves, and serve immediately!