Saturday, May 31, 2014

Saturday Recipe

Becel is an excellent margarine which does not seem to be available in the States. Of course butter could always be used for this recipe. I remember writing the other day that I didn’t use substitute products the other day, well Becel is an exception because it is excellent and, of course, spreads straight from the fridge.

Shaved Beef on Horseradish Herb Crostini


1½ tbsp (22 mL) Becel® Light margarine
1 tbsp (15 mL) horseradish
2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard, preferably grainy
1 bunch of chives
24 thin slices whole-wheat baguette, about ⅓ of a baguette
4 oz (125 g) shaved good-quality lean rare roast beef
freshly ground black pepper


Step 1
In a small bowl, stir Becel® Light margarine with horseradish, Dijon and 2 tbsp. (30 mL) thinly snipped chives until blended. Thinly slice baguette. Spread about ½ tsp. (2 mL) Becel® mixture over each slice of baguette.

Step 2 Cut roast beef slices slightly larger than baguette slices. Ruffle to fit on baguette. Cut some of the remaining chives into 2-inch (5-cm) lengths. For a garnish, place on roast beef in an X pattern, then grind pepper over top.

Tip Becel® Light margarine mixture can be made several days in advance, but stir in chives just before spreading on bread.

Have a great weekend


  1. That looks so good I may have to try and make it.

    1. Trouble, for me, is finding rare roast beef unless I cook it myself.

  2. Hi Jo .. beef and horseradish are a marriage made in heaven!! And this would make a great starter or snack with drinks ... cheers Hilary

    1. I agree Hilary, hubby never touches horseradish. I thought it looked delicious.

  3. Hi Jo,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar has just informed that horseradish is not made out of a horse. Seriously, a recipe I would enjoy. Other margarines are available :)

    Have a very nice rest of your weekend, eh.


    1. Oh damn, I didn't know that. I think it sounds a good recipe, horses or not. Yes I realise other margarines are available, but Becel just happens to be the best I have ever come across.

      You too Gary. Penny as well of course.

  4. As a pollo-pescetarian I couldn't eat it but there are plenty of others around this house who would Jo!

    1. I take it that means you only eat chicken and fish? I'm glad the others in your household would like the beef though.