Gourmet Keto chocolate sauce became extremely popular in Europe at the beginning of this Millenium. But chocolate and (almost) carnivore creations seem to be a rare combination. It is usually enjoyed only by very passionate foodies. However, ever since the movie Chocolat which I saw back in 2000, I’ve been dreaming of that sauce. I tried so many versions, and now that this Keto version is here, the sky is the limit.
Unfortunately, gourmet oriented people and chefs love to add carbs, starches, veggies… to their masterpieces. “Things get colourful and refreshing” – they usually say. But, since Greek Goes Keto started the #Yes2Meat hashtag on Twitter, we might as well make more gourmet recipes featuring meat. And what better way than combining meat with chocolate!?
I know, chocolate is not quite carnivore friendly, but if you are doing a Keto with an emphasis on meat, you will love and enjoy this recipe more than anyone else. After all, the sauce is there just to add an accent. Gourmet Keto chocolate sauce will do just a bit more than that in the passion department. Don’t say I did not warn you! 😉
Making the gourmet world healthy
Now, you can bake, broil, fry or roast any kind of meat you love. But if you want to stay loyal to our KMD healthy path, you’ll use grass-fed ruminant meat. Why? Well of course because of the Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio, but not only that!
Ruminant animal meat tastes better and it’s so versatile. You can play with lamb, goat, mutton, venison, deer, veal and beef… On the other side, you can also prepare some rabbit, duck or quails and cover it with the most delicious sauce you can think of – Gourmet Keto chocolate meat sauce!
The famous British-American romantic drama Chocolat showed us several savoury dishes covered in chocolate sauce. In particular, quails in chocolate sauce took my attention.
Who invented savoury chocolate sauce?
Most probably it was the Aztecs and Mayas! They would cover anything with the chocolate sauce since cacao was almost a sacred ingredient for them. In fact, even the original hot chocolate had a bit of salt and tasted more like a chocolate soup than a dessert. So, why not cover the meat in chocolate and see what happens? Chefs around the globe loved this idea, especially in France. Seems like it’s just going well with steak or any other piece of meat. It also goes well with various roasts!
Mexico still loves chocolate sauce over meat
Even today in Mexico, several versions of chocolate meat sauce is prepared for special occasions. The recipe blends bitter chocolate with herbs, vegetables, peppers and chiles. Another Mexican dish, Asado de Boda, is traditionally served at weddings and couples a small quantity of bitter chocolate with spices, orange zest, and herbs over meat.
The most important ingredient for gourmet Keto chocolate meat sauce
If you want to be authentic, you will use 100% chocolate. Well, it’s a bar with 100% cacao mass and 0% anything else. We were lucky to find such a bar and would not change it for anything. We can always add Keto sweetener and maybe some butter to make it less intensive and more dessert-alike. But what to do if you can’t find such a product? Well, improvise, of course! 😉 Chocolate meat sauce can be prepared on so many different ways.
For a quicker version, you can just add the spices from our recipe below to our Ketela recipe and reduce the amount of sweetener. You can see the Ketela video and use it as savoury sauce..
Are you Ketonian foodie?
I am assuming you are a Ketonian foodie to the full potential if you are still reading this article. 😉 In that case, you most probably know the ways to find 100% chocolate online if your local stores don’t offer it. If you are new to the Keto gourmet world, then you’ll be able to create something by just combining the ingredients from our Ketella or various fat bombs.
Making the egg sauces thick
From our avgolemono sauce, we learned that too much heat is your enemy. The same goes for our gourmet Keto chocolate meat sauce. Try to use the minimum heat when thickening the sauce. Whisk as energetically as you can and watch the magic being created. if you are not very skillful, you can always use our Ketela recipe!
Time to learn your new favourite meat sauce secret
Gourmet Keto chocolate meat sauceCourse: SauceCuisine: Keto Mediterranean, Keto gourmet internationalDifficulty: Medium
70g (2,5 oz) butter (we use goat butter)
3 large yolks
2 tbsp organic dark cacao powder
2/3 tsp sea salt
1 tsp stevia or monk fruit blend sweetener
1/2 tsp red paprika powder (you can use hot if you like it)
1/2 tsp ground red, white and black pepper mixture
1/2 tsp Cerylon cinnamon
1/3 tsp ground cloves
8 tbsp boiling water
- Using a whisk combine yolks with all the spices, salt and sweetener. Keep whisking or use an electric mixer to get a smooth consistency.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the cacao. Whisk to combine.
- Now remove the saucepan from the heat and add the yolks with spices. Keep whisking to unify.
- Add boiling water spoon by spoon and mix energetically. The mixture should thicken after you return it to the stove but on very low temperature. Constantly whisk.
- Make sure the mixture doesn’t boil so that the yolks don’t break.
- Serve over roasted or grilled meat of your choice. We served it with ram-steak and it was delicious!
- This version of chocolate meat sauce can also be prepared with coconut oil so that you make dairy-free sauce.
- Ideally, right after you finish the sauce, you will dip a fresh branch of rosemary in it and let it give a nice mediterranean aroma.
- If you don’t like sweetener blends with Erythritol, use 100% stevia or monk fruit extract but use just a drop or half a micro-scoop (5mg) if it’s powdered.