Steak Crostini with Chive-Cream Sauce

Tender beef pairs nicely with the creamy sauce and crisp baguette.


  • 1 loaf (16 oz/450 g) French baguette
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh chives
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt, divided
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 2 beef tenderloin filets (4-5 oz/125-175 g each), cut 1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) coarsely ground Peppercorn Medley
  • Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (see Cook's Tip)
  • Additional chopped fresh chives (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Cut baguette on a bias into twenty-four 1/2-inch-thick (1-cm) slices. Arrange bread on Large Sheet Pan; spray with olive oil. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool completely. Meanwhile, for sauce, combine sour cream, chives, pressed garlic and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of the salt; mix well.

  2. For filets, add oil to (10-in./24-cm) Skillet; heat over medium-high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Season filets with Peppercorn Medley and remaining salt. Reduce heat to medium; cook 6-10 minutes or until Pocket Thermometer registers 140°F (60°C) for medium-rare doneness, turning once. Transfer filets to plate; tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes (temperature will rise to 145°F/63°C). Thinly slice filets. Spoon sauce over baguette slices; top with filet slices, tomatoes and additional chives, if desired.


  • 24  servings of 1 appetizer

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 110, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1.5 g, Cholesterol 10 mg, Carbohydrate 12 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 220 mg, Fiber 1 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

1 starch, 1/2 medium-fat meat (1 carb)

Cook's Tips:

Be sure to cook the filets undisturbed for best browning.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes: Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Cut 12 cherry tomatoes in half. Place tomatoes, 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coarsely ground black pepper in Small Batter Bowl; toss gently. Place tomatoes, cut side up, on a parchment paper-lined Small Sheet Pan. Bake 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven; cool.

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