Chili Chocolate Steak

It started as a joke by a friend. We had made our Goji poached Salmon and she sarcastically asked, “what’s next? Are you going to put chocolate on the salmon?”

So, after some research, we found some inspiration, and pulled the following recipe together. Not exactly chocolate salmon, but definitely something a little more suitable, chocolate steak.

My only advice is use the sauce sparingly, a tablespoon of chocolate sauce per steak should do. The sauce tends to be bitter, so too much may overpower the flavor of your steak.



  • 1 large red onion
  • cloves of garlic
  • 10 button mushrooms
  • ¾ of a cup of red wine
  • 20 grams of 85% bitter dark chocolate
  • 10 grams of dark chili chocolate
  • 1 dried chili (this one was grown in our garden)
  • 1 beef stock cube (dissolved in 1.5 cups of water)
  • 1 tsp of madras chilli powder


  • 1 medium brocooli
  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 head of garlic – oven-roasted in olive oil


  • 1 220 gms rib eye steak (for the caveman)
  • 1 150 gms minute steak (for the recovering vegetarian 🙂 )

Cooking the sauce (8 servings):

  1. Sauté the onion on a low heat, allowing to sweat
  2. Add garlic when onions are clear, allow time for garlic to brown
  3. Add mushrooms, wine, chili, and add stock slowly to maintain a runny consistency – we’re looking for a ‘gravy’ consistency, not a paste
  4. Let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes, consistently adding stock to keep the sauce quite liquid-y
  5. 10 minutes before serving, throw the chocolate in, let melt for a few minutes then stir in
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste. The flavor should not be too bitter or chocolate-heavy. If it is, cut with any remaining stock mix or just water
  7. Serve on top of the steak

Making the mash:

  1. Roast the head of garlic
  2. Wash and chop all the vegetables
  3. Steam for 10 minutes, until done
  4. Extract the cloves of garlic from the roasted head
  5. Drop all vegetables, garlic and garlic-infused olive oil into a food processor, whiz the mix up until it turns into a mash, like baby food

Cooking the steak:

Use your favorite cooking method for this. We use Heston Bluementhals “perfect steak” method.  Makes for a great medium steak using a frying pan.


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