Recipe courtesy of David Rocco
Episode: Cioccolato!
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Spezzatino di Manzo al Cioccolato: Beef Stew with Chocolate
Total:
2 hr
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons/74 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces/114 g smoked pancetta, cubed
  • Flour, for dredging
  • 2 pounds/900 g stewing beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • Salt
  • 1 cup/240 ml sherry
  • 4 cups/941 ml vegetable broth
  • 2 cups/457 g chopped finest quality plain dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cocoa)

Directions

In a saucepan, heat up the olive oil. Add the pancetta and cook until the fat has been rendered down.

Place the flour in a shallow bowl or dish. Dredge the beef in the flour, shake off any excess flour, and add the beef to the hot pan. Sear the beef, stirring well so that all sides are browned. Add the sage, thyme (without the stem), and salt, to taste, to the saucepan. Deglaze the pan with the sherry and stir to pick up any brown bits. Once the sherry has reduced, add a couple ladles of vegetable broth and let reduce. Continue stirring and add the chopped chocolate. Once the chocolate has completely melted, add a few more ladles of vegetable broth.

Allow to cook for 1 hour on medium heat, adding more vegetable broth, if necessary.

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