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Amber Ale BBQ Rib Crostini Appetizers

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Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by Leah Hall

These crostini appetizers are full of flavor with beer bbq ribs, sweet cherry jam and smoky gouda cheese!


While we are not a huge fans of pro football, we are into college football (Go Pokes!) But, we are always into rooting for the big game and getting together with friends to watch said game. I mean, any excuse for a party, right?!

Crostini appetizers on white plates

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Pork Crostini appetizers on white plates

Perdue Farms

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Pork Crostinis on white plates

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Pork Crostini appetizers on white plates

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Perdue Farms Sustainability Initiative

It’s so exciting that Perdue Farms works directly with small family farmers who raise animals with care, and have done so for 100 years. They are passionate about farming, land preservation and healthy and nutritious food. It is also their 100-year anniversary in 2020.

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Crostini Appetizers

So, back to the recipe at hand. Remember we are in party season, between the holidays and football season in the early part of the year?

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Enter these Amber Ale BBQ Rib Crostini with Gouda Cheese and Cherry Jam! We have partnered with Perdue Farms for this post, and we cannot tell you how good this recipe is! It’s super easy to transport too, and assemble as need be at someone else’s house for a party or even at a tailgate!

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What Ingredients are Needed for the Crostini Appetizers?

  • Niman Ranch Fat Tire BBQ Pork Ribs
  • Baguette
  • Gouda Cheese
  • Cherry Jam
  • Chives
  • Salt and Pepper

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To keep the meat warm, just pack it in some aluminum foil. For the crostini, you can either toast them at home, just throw the slices into someone else’s oven or the the grill for a couple minutes until they get nice and toasty. When you’re ready to serve, just put on a bit of cherry jam, add a slice of the rich and smoky Gouda, and top it with the ribs and chives. Fresh cracked black pepper and salt to finish.

Pork Crostini on white plate

Super classy served at home too, but we wanted you to know how easy these crostini appetizers are to transport and prepare not JUST at home. A great warm appetizer that is easy to assemble!

Pork Crostini with chives

Niman Ranch Fat Tire Ribs

The Niman Ranch Fat Tire Ribs are super tasty and easy to make! Combining the highest quality all-natural meats with New Belgium Brewing’s award-winning Fat Tire Amber Ale was of course a delicious combo!

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The sweetness and hoppy bitterness of the beer is with tangy tomato based BBQ sauce. This pairs perfectly with the applewood smoked ribs.

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These crostini appetizers of course are great with a tasty lager or IPA beer, they are also delicious with a cabernet, or a cocktail. The Gouda, the cherry jam, bbq meat – all amazing with a bold red wine, beer, or tasty cocktail!




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Pork Crostini with chives on white plate
Yield: 20

Amber Ale BBQ Rib Crostini Appetizers

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

These Amber Ale BBQ St Louis Ribs pair perfectly on toasted crostini with Gouda cheese and cherry jam. Sweet, smoky, salty and flavorful, these meaty crostini are perfect for a cocktail party or fun tailgate!


  • Niman Ranch Fat Tire Pork Ribs package
  • Baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch slices, at least 20 pieces
  • 4 ounces smoked Gouda cheese
  • 4 ounces cherry jam
  • fresh chives, chopped
  • pepper and salt


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Follow the instructions on the package of St. Louis ribs, and heat until thoroughly warmed.
    2. While ribs are warming, cut baguette. Place slices on cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    3. Let ribs cool slightly, and while cooling, bake baguette slices.
    4. Toast baguette slices until lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes.
    5. Top each crostini with a slice of cheese, dab of cherry jam, rib meet and chives. Sprinkle with more pepper and salt.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 5.8gFiber: .1gSugar: 3gProtein: 7.8g

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