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Beef Strips in Dark Chocolate Marinate - Recipe

Beef Strips in Dark Chocolate Marinate - By happystove.com
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Beef Strips in Dark Chocolate Marinate is an unusual meat recipe that blends the warm and rich taste of dark chocolate with the deep red wine flavor. The spicy touch of the red pepper contrasts with the honey sweetness. The result is a stunning beef meal. A must try.


  • Level: Medium
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 120 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • Beef

    1 lb
  • Bittersweet Chocolate

  • Honey

    2 tsps
  • Red Wine

    8 tbsps
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    4 tbsps
  • Ginger Powder

    2 tsps
  • Hot Habanero Peppers

    to taste
  • Black Pepper Corns

    to taste
  • Salt

    to taste
  • Bay Leaves

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Cooking Directions:

Cut the lean beef meat in small strips (1 inch length, 1/2 inch wide).

In a large pan, big enough to contain all the beef strips, mix red wine, honey, olive oil, ginger powder, peppercorn, bay leaves and Habanero peppers powder (if desired). Adjust of salt and add 2 tablespoons of grated unsweetened dark chocolate. Stir well to mix all the ingredients and lay in the pan the beef strips.

Let marinate the meat for about 1 hour, making sure that the meat is all covered in the marinate. Mix at half time, if desired.

Transfer the beef strips in a large non stick pan and cook the meat for about 3-4 minutes or until ready. When the meat is cooked, add the remaining marinate juices and stir quickly. Turn off the heat.

Add all over the meat some unsweetened grated dark chocolate. The beef strips are now ready to be served.

Perfect with a side of steamed rice, a light salad or with mashed or baked potatoes.


To cut the beef in strips, you can freeze the meat for about one hour. The almost frozen meat will be easy to cut in the pieces of the desired size.

The best results can be obtained with an high quality extra dark chocolate. Prefer chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa.

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