Savory Chocolate Fondue

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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6 tablespoons butter

1 shallot, finely diced

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cocoa powder

3 cups beef broth

1 cup red wine

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup chopped unsweetened chocolate

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound beef sirloin, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks and cooked until slightly tender

1 pound Cheddar, cut into cubes


Special equipment:
fondue set
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepot over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook 1 minute. Add the flour and cocoa powder and cook 2 minutes. Whisk in the broth and wine and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the Worcestershire sauce, chocolate, cayenne and salt and pepper to taste and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes, making sure to stir occasionally. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper and cook until browned on all side but still medium-rare in the middle, about 6 minutes. Removes to a plate, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes. 
  3. To serve, pour the sauce into a fondue pot. Arrange the beef, potatoes and cheese onto a platter and serve.