Steak with a Chocolate, Red Wine Sauce · Sentzational

Steak with a Chocolate, Red Wine Sauce

AMAZING for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day. Brings the wow factor with limited effort.

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 27m
  • Total Time: 32m
  • Serves: 2 people
  • Yield: 2 steaks


  • filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine shiraz or shiraz/cab blend preferred
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate (70% or more cacao) chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chile powder
  • 1 dash pepper


  1. Heat a heavy bottomed skillet to high heat and add olive oil. Rub filets liberally on both sides with salt and pepper
  2. Once olive oil is shimmering add filets to pan for 3-4 minutes. flip filets after 3-4 minutes and let them crisp on the other side for the same amount of time
  3. Once the other side has crisped add butter and rosemary to the pan and baste the filets for as long as you want depending on your done-ness preference. I basted for about 5 or six more minutes and they were about medium.
  4. Once meat is done to your liking wrap it in foil to rest. Turn down heat to medium-low and add garlic to pan
  5. Cook garlic until fragrant (2-3 minutes) and add red wine. Simmer for a few minutes and then add chile powder and pepper. Allow these to simmer together for about 20 minutes until you can pull a spoon through the liquid and see a clear separation on the bottom of the pan.
  6. At this point turn off the heat and whisk in chocolate. Once chocolate is fully melted and incorporated strain the sauce so you are just left with liquid gold.
  7. Top steaks with this delicious sauce and serve with whichever sides you prefer. I made cinnamon sweet potatoes and broccoli.
  8. Enjoy!