Pep up your steak with this chilli and chocolate sauce recipe

Published Wednesday, Apr 16 2014, 18:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It might sound an odd combination, but this chilli and chocolate sauce is a fabulous accompaniment to a juicy home-cooked steak.

A chocoholics' delight, this is a great recipe for an Easter meal with family and friends.

Chilli and chocolate sauce

© Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

And if you don't fancy cooking it yourself, check out the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel at Manchester's Free Trade Hall where they will be serving it up with their steaks from 18-21 April.

Many thanks to head chef Matthew Downes for sharing this yummy recipe with us. Chocolate savoury sauce? We like!


  • 187.5ml beef stock
  • 90ml red wine
  • 95g dark chocolate
  • 100ml double cream
  • ¼ diced Spanish onion
  • 1 glove of garlic
  • 1 sprig of thyme (picked and chopped)
  • 1 red chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


1 Pan fry onion, garlic and red chilli, this should take 2-3 minutes.

2 Add the red wine and reduce by half. Then add the beef stock and bring to the boil to also reduce by half.

3 Whisk in the chocolate and continue stirring until the chocolate has melted and the sauce is thickened and glossy.

4 Add the cream and the thyme. Season to taste.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

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