Chocolate and steak are an unlikely pairing that delivers rich results
Melting a Hershey bar over a steak may not be quite the taste you’re looking for, so you’ll likely have to do a little tinkering to make this pairing work. When choosing your chocolate, choose one that is high quality and make sure it has a high cocoa content. The best way to do this is to prepare the chocolate sauce and add it over an already marinated and cooked steak (note: adding the chocolate too early and exposing it to too much heat can cause it to lose flavour). Incorporating additions to the sauce—such as red wine, ground espresso, flavorful herbs, spices, and butter—will help bring out the richness needed for the heaviness of red meat.
Furthermore, melting sweet chocolate into the beef stew just before serving is a great way to thicken and enrich the gravy. The subtle touch of sweetness you add to the dish is enough to expand the flavor spectrum to the next level. Feel free to get creative with chocolate and steak, as sweet and salty is a classic combination that’s hard to mess up.