Bacon and Steak Crostini with Dean’s French Onion Dip is easy to whip up to enjoy while watching a big game or just hanging with friends. Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DeansDreamBig #CollectiveBias
So there is one big game left on the football schedule, one that involves getting together with friends and family to cheer on our team. Let me tell you about the Bacon and Steak Crostini with Dean’s French Onion Dip that we enjoyed while getting together to watch yesterday’s game.
Making Bacon and Steak Crostini
The Bacon and Steak Crostini starts by spreading creamy, cool Dean’s French Onion Dip over toasted slices of crostini bread. There’s a lot of good flavor right there, then you add some pieces of bacon and steak, and you are done. The cool, flavorful Dean’s Dip combines perfectly with the bacon and steak crostini. This snack was a big hit with our crowd yesterday, and is sure to be a winner the next time you gather to watch a game or just hang with friends.
Another great feature of this bacon and steak crostini snack is that you can get much of it ready ahead of time, which is what I did yesterday. Cook the bacon in an oven proof skillet, then cook the steak in that same skillet (yes, that makes for tasty steak!). Cut the steak into bite sized pieces, and pack the steak and bacon for game time. Slice up the bread, and make sure you have your Dean’s French Onion Dip ready too!
In our case, we were going on the road to watch the game, so before game time we packed our steak, bacon, bread, and Dean’s Dip and we were ready to go! This was easy to put together at half time, with plenty of time to settle down with our steak and bacon crostini before the 2nd half kickoff. When my team is in a big game I don’t want to miss a play–but I still want to enjoy some good food!
Dean’s Dip products include some new options featuring bacon. As they say, “Everything tastes better with bacon!”. The local Target is a good place in our area to get Dean’s Dip, but they just had the Dean’s French Onion Dip when I was there. That idea of bacon was in the back of my mind, so I cooked some up to add to our recipe. But if you are able to grab the new Dean’s Cheddar Bacon Dip or Dean’s Bacon Ranch Dip, you could spread that on the toasted crostini bread and you would just need to add the steak. As shown in the photo below, you will find Dean’s Dips in the refrigerated section at Target with other dairy products.
One other recipe note: I call for using a large loaf of ciabatta bread, as its nice firm crust is good for making the crostini. But you could also use Italian bread or other bread with good crust from the bakery.
Learn More About Dean’s Dips
So if you are getting ready to gather for a big game or just hang with friends, the cool, creamy taste of Dean’s Dips can be a tasty part your entertaining. Dean’s Dip are refrigerated, delivering a fresh dairy tasty that is very convenient to use in recipes like our bacon and steak crostini, or to simple enjoy with some chips or raw veggies.
To get more information about Dean’s Dips, visit the Dean’s Dream Big webpage. There you can get a coupon for$1 off one Dean’s Bacon Ranch or Dean’s Cheddar Bacon Dip. You can use this link to get a coupon for $ .75 off any Dean’s Dip products, including the Dean’s French Onion Dip that I used for this recipe.Print
Bacon and Steak Crostini with Dean’s French Onion Dip
Cool, creamy Dean’s French Onion Dip spread over a crispy crostini, topped with bacon and tender steak for an appetizer your family and friends won’t be able to resist!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 12 servings
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
- 2 slices bacon
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1 sirloin steak, about 1 1/2 lbs
- 6 slices of bread from a large loaf of ciabatta bread, about 3/4 an inch thick
- canola or olive oil spray
- 6 tbsp Dean’s French Onion Dip
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine the garlic, salt and thyme in a small bowl. Place the steak on a work surface, and sprinkle half the rub on one side of the steak, and rub it into the meat. Turn and repeat on the other side of the steak. Let the steak sit and absorb the rub while you cook the bacon.
- Coat an oven proof skillet with the cooking oil. Heat on medium high, and cook the bacon for about ten minutes until crispy, turning occasionally. Remove the bacon to a paper towel to cool. Crumble into bite sized pieces when cool and set aside.
- Drain the excess bacon grease from the skillet. Wipe with a paper towel so that most of the grease is gone but a thin coating remains.
- Return the skillet to medium high heat. Add the steak to the skillet, sear for 1 minute per side to brown the steak.
- Move the skillet to the oven to roast the steak. Check the steak for doneness after 10 minutes; you will likely need to roast for 10 to 12 minutes to cook to medium rare. Take care not to overcook the sirloin steak. When it is done to your liking, remove the steak from the oven and let it rest on a platter for a couple of minutes.
- To make the crostini, cut the slices of bread in half. Spray one side of the bread with cooking oil, and place on aluminum foil. Toast the bread in the preheated oven or a toaster oven for about 5 minutes. Keep an eye on the bread to avoid burning. Remove the bread when just beginning to get brown and a bit crunchy.
- As the crostini toasts, slice the steak into bite sized pieces to be ready to finish the bacon and steak crostini.
- Spread 1/2 tbsp of the Dean’s French Onion Dip on each of the toasted crostini. Top with a few bits of bacon and several pieces of the steak. The bacon and steak crostini are ready to enjoy while you watch the game or just hang out with friends and family!