Beef Crostini with Pesto Mayonnaise

Beef Crostini with Pesto Mayonnaise

Beef Crostini are perfect when you're looking to serve a hearty appetizer. The pesto mayonnaise is a tasty topping.

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1 1/4
pounds beef tenderloin
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
teaspoon salt
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
teaspoon crushed dried rosemary leaves
cup basil pesto
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
diagonally cut slices (1/2-inch-thick) baguette-style French bread (from 10-ounce loaf)
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
small fresh basil leaves
  1. Heat oven to 450°. Place beef in ungreased shallow baking pan. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle all sides with salt, pepper and rosemary. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of beef. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until thermometer reads at least 140°. Cover beef with aluminum foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes until thermometer reads 145°.
  2. While beef is baking, mix pesto and mayonnaise in small bowl.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 400°. Brush bread slices with 3 tablespoons oil. Place in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, cut beef into thin slices. Top each bread slice with beef and 1 teaspoon pesto mayonnaise. Garnish with basil leaf. Arrange appetizers on serving platter.
Makes 24 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you don't want to roast the beef, it's fine to purchase sliced Italian roast beef at the deli. You'll need to cut the pieces to fit the bread.
The beef can be roasted up to 24 hours in advance. Wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator until serving.
Special Touch
Garnish the serving platter with fresh basil and rosemary, and Italian olives.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 105
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.