Beef Tenderloin with Chocolate


  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely grated
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 lb beef tenderloin, in a single cut
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


Season the beef generously with salt and pepper. Brown the beef int he butter in a large frying pan over high heat until sealed all over, 8-10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water and wine. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Add the chocolate and simmer until tender, 15-30 minutes more. Slice the beef finely and sprinkle with the parsley.