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Beef in Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate as an ingredient to your main dish may sound strange but as a matter of fact, Mexicans are fond of putting chocolate in their dishes aside from serving them as desserts.

One Mexican main dish recipe that uses chocolate as an ingredient is the Filete Enchocolatado or Beef in Chocolate Sauce.

Chocolate is the surprise flavor in this recipe as the sauce delicately compliments the savory taste of beef. Chocolate lovers and those who want to have a unique dinner should try this delicious and easy recipe. Other recipes have tried to modify this dish by adding some minced fresh rosemary to the sauce, giving more flavor to the dish.



  • 2 pounds beef tenderloin
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 pound queso fresco crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Season beef tenderloin to taste with salt and pepper. Fry the tenderloin in butter until browned. Add the onion, garlic, wine and water. Cover and simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, then add the chocolate. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.

At serving time slice the meat, pour sauce over the meat, then top with the cheese. Put in oven or broil to melt the cheese. Sprinkle with parsley.


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