Chocolate Pepper Steak Sauce

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Tarah T.

Amounts are very approximate guesses (I don't usually measure the first time I make something from scratch). This is a good sauce paired with steak. It's a bit spicy, but you can tone back on the peppers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine Chicken Stock, Brown Sugar, Ponzu, Soy, Peppercorn, Ginger, & Cocoa Powder in sauce pot over medium-high heat. (NOTE that Ponzu is a citrus soy sauce. Soy + drops of lemon juice can be substituted).
  2. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Bring to simmer, whisking frequently. The chocolate should be integrated into the liquid.
  4. Combine Corn Starch and Water in a separate dish. Do not let settle.
  5. Add Corn Starch mixture to sauce pot.
  6. Whisk over heat until thickened.
  7. Add Cayenne from shaker.
  8. Whisk Cayenne into sauce.
  9. Serve with steak.

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