Steak in chocolate and coffee sauce

4
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 800g of steak, of your choice
  • 150g of streaky bacon, in cubes
  • 2 single espresso shots
  • 50g of dark chocolate, Belgian, good-quality
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 knobs of butter
  • white wine, half a glass
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 150ml of double cream
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp of pink peppercorns, fresh
  • salt
  • black pepper

Method

1
Rub the steak with the oil, garlic and bay leaves and set aside for 1 hour at room temperature. In the meantime, dice the onion and fry in a knob of butter until caramelised
2
Blitz the onion mixture in a food processor with the white wine to create a purée and reserve. In a frying pan, melt the remaining knob of butter and fry the steaks over high heat for 2 minutes each side
3
Remove the steaks from the heat, season with salt and pepper and set aside to rest
4
Add the bacon to the pan and fry until golden. Add the onion purée and fry for a little longer
5
Return the beef to the pan and add the cream and pink peppercorns, stirring until the sauce begins to bubble
6
Mix in the coffee, chocolate and thyme, stirring until it reaches simmering point. Serve immediately