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Steak and Blue Cheese Bites {Gluten-Free}

Blue Cheese Steak Bites. Tender and juicy steak covered in melted blue cheese topped with a balsamic vinegar glaze drizzle and fresh basil. An easy but elegant appetizer perfect for parties, weddings, and events. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Steak and Blue Cheese Bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24 appetizers
Calories 64 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb steak (I used sirloin)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar , honey or pure maple syrup
  • gluten-free blue cheese (I used crumbled. For a list of gluten-free blue cheese brands please see the recipe notes.)
  • fresh basil
  • 1 package Schar Entertainment Crackers
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Instructions

  1. In a small pan add the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar and stir to combine.
  2. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low heat and allow to simmer until reduced by half and is a thick consistency. You want it to be thick and sticky, like syrup. This should take 10-20 minutes. Please watch your glaze because all stovetops are different.
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Generously salt and pepper your streaks.
  5. Add olive oil and garlic to a large pan over high heat.
  6. Sautee garlic for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the steaks to the pan. I like my steaks medium rare, so I cook my steaks for 4 minutes on each side. This time will differ depending on how thick your steaks are.
  8. After 4 minutes turn your steaks over and add the butter and onion powder to the pan.
  9. Spoon butter, onion powder and garlic sauce over steak as it cooks for 4 more minutes.
  10. Remove steak from the pan and allow it to rest before cutting.
  11. Slice the steak into cut into about 2-inch pieces.
  12. Place the crackers on to a baking sheet.
  13. Place the steak on top of the crackers and top with the crumbled blue cheese.
  14. Finely chop the fresh basil.
  15. Broil the steak and blue cheese topped crackers for 1 minute to slightly melt the blue cheese. Please watch your oven because all ovens are different.
  16. Remove the crackers from the oven and drizzle with the balsamic glaze with a spoon. Topp with the fresh chopped basil.
  17. Serve immediately.
  18. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Mama says, "Check all of your labels!"

Gluten-free blue cheese brands: BelGioso, Castello, Dutch Farms, Litehouse, Organic Valley, and Rogue Creamery all produce versions of blue cheese not fermented in gluten-based spores. Other brands are BelGioso gorgonzola, Marin French Cheese Factory blue cheese, Maytag blue cheese, Montforte blue cheese and gorgonzola, Pt. Reyes blue cheese, Rosenborg blue cheese and Paladin MonSalvat.

Here is a great article from the spruce about blue cheese being safe to eat for those following a gluten-free diet.

Nutrition Facts
Steak and Blue Cheese Bites {Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving (24 appetizer)
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Potassium 75mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.