One Bite Wonders: Beef with Horseradish

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Here is an easy-peasy bite that you can serve your guests while they are waiting for the main event to occur. Just don't let them eat too many.

I made my own Batard and then sliced it into rounds; however, to make this even easier, you could purchase one from you local grocer. The ingredients are simple, but they compliment each other to create layers of wonderful flavor.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
3
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

HORSERADISH SAUCE

1/4 tsp
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 tsp
lemon zest, minced
1 tsp
capers, minced
2 Tbsp
horseradish
1/4 c
sour cream
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

THE BEEF BITES

1 small
batard, sliced into thin rounds
2 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted and melted, for brushing the batard rounds
3 slice
roast beef, thinly sliced, on the rare side
2 Tbsp
cream cheese, softened
3 small
cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

Step-By-Step

1PREP/PREPARE
2HORSERADISH SAUCE
3Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
4Whisk all the ingredients together in a non-reactive bowl
5Season with some salt and pepper (to taste), cover and reserve.
6THE BEEF BITES
7Gather your ingredients (mise en place)
8Chef’s Tip: If you having trouble cutting the batard without crushing it, place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. This will firm it up, and make slicing easier.
9Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
10Brush both sides of the batard rounds with melted butter.
11Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
12Add to the oven and bake for 8 - 12 minutes, turning them over halfway through.
13Chef’s Note: They should be toasted to a golden color, but not overly browned.
14Remove from oven and allow them to cool.
15Take a slice of the beef, and lay on a flat, dry surface, and thinly coat the beef with half of the softened cream cheese.
16Lightly season with salt and pepper.
17Cover with another piece of beef and press together.
18Coat the next beef slice with the remainder of the cream cheese, then salt and pepper.
19Add another slice of beef on top, and press down.
20Roll the beef into a tube.
21Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
22Remove from the refrigerator and slice into thin rounds.
23PLATE/PRESENT
24Add a dollop of horseradish sauce to the round.
25Add a thin slice or two of cherry tomato.
26Add the beef roll on top, and serve to your hungry guests. Enjoy.
27Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom