I usually am not a beef person, but I found that I like it when it is covered in chocolate! ha! #everythingisbetterwithchocolate

So this actually isn’t sweet, much to my son’s disappointment, but it still has that chocolate taste. This salad is a warm salad, it took 10 minutes to throw together and was very different than what I normally eat, but so GOOD!
(recipe adapted from the P90X2 Nutrition Guide)


  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (only if you like heat!)
  • 2 4-oz lean steaks (filet mignon or other lean cut)
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • chopped arugula or romaine lettuce
  • peppers
  • avocado
  • cucumber


  1. Mix cocoa powder and red pepper together on a small plate. I actually skipped the red pepper on mine because I am not a spicy person.
  2. Coat both sides of meat in mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Place beef in skillet and sear for about 2 minutes on each side.
  5. Add broth and vinegar and simmer for 6-10 minutes, depending on thickness of steak and how rare you like your meat.
  6. Remove beef and cut into slices.
  7. Top salad with beef, veggies and pan juices. Serve warm.

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