This sous vide steak cooks to perfection every single time using the sous vide method. It's super tender and juicy and loaded with flavor from simple spices and fresh herbs. And the best part is it's super easy to make in just 3 steps!
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The Best Sous Vide Steak
I'll be honest after you cook sous vide steak once, it'll totally change the way you cook steak forever! Seriously, after just one bite, you'll understand what I mean.
This sous vide steak effortlessly cooks until you have a tender, juicy medium rare steak that has a flavor like no other. Gah, it's so good that everyone who tries it will think you picked it up from the best steakhouse in town!
And as I mentioned, along with being delicious, this sous vide steak recipe is super easy to make too. You just have to season the steak, cook it in a water bath with your handy sous vide machine, then whip up a quick savory butter sauce to go on top.
Sounds pretty easy, right?
Oh, and while the steak is cooking away in the sous vide, you'll have plenty of time to whip up some equally delicious sides to go with it. If you're wondering what to serve with steak, my all-time favorite sides are these red skin mashed potatoes and Velveeta broccoli casserole. But honestly, you can't go wrong with any side you choose!
As if this sous vide steak couldn't get any better, it's also made with really simple ingredients. Honestly, you probably have most - if not all - of them on hand already!
Anyway, here's everything you'll need to make this easy steak recipe:
- 1 steak
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh rosemary
- Fresh thyme
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 tbsp. BBQ spices mix
How simple is that?
When it comes to the cut of steak, I usually use a New York strip or ribeye, but any cut will do. Just keep in mind that if you're using a thicker steak, it'll take a little longer to cook. Oh, and while I do prefer sous vide cooking fresh steak, you can also sous vide frozen steak as well. Just add an extra hour to the water bath time, and you'll be good to go.
By the way, if you're looking for another easy steak recipe that uses many of these same ingredients, then I definitely suggest you try this flat iron steak next!
How To Make Sous Vide Steak
And, as I mentioned before, it's so easy to put this sous vide steak recipe together.
The active time for this recipe is pretty minimal since the sous vide does the heavy lifting. So as I mentioned, you'll have plenty of time to make some sides if you want a complete dinner.
Now, let's not waste any more time and get cooking!
Step 1: Sous Vide The Steak
First, begin by seasoning the steak with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Then you can transfer the seasoned steak to your sous vide bag and remove the excess air using a vacuum sealer.
Once you've prepared the steak, you can place the bag into a large pot or container full of water along with your sous vide cooker and set it to cook at 130°F for 3 hours. When it's done cooking, remove the steak from the bag and pat it dry with paper towels.
Step 2: Make The Compound Butter
When the 3 hours are almost up, you can make the flavorful butter mix that you'll sear the steak in.
To do this, just mix the butter with the BBQ spices or any spices that you want in a small bowl. If you make the butter ahead of time, make sure to set it aside in the fridge until you're ready to cook the steak.
Step 3: Grill The Steak
Once you've made your seasoned butter and the steak is cooked to perfection, you can heat a grill, grill pan, or cast iron skillet over high heat.
Then add the prepared butter to the hot pan, and as soon as it melts, add the steak and sear it on both sides for a few minutes until nicely browned.
Finally, you can serve the steak warm with fresh herbs and some seasoned butter on top.
How To Store Sous Vide Steak
This recipe for sous vide steak makes 1 serving, so it's the perfect thing to make if you want to treat yourself to a nice dinner. And luckily, it's super easy to double or triple up on this recipe if you want to make it for a big family dinner.
Then if you do happen to end up with leftovers, you can store the cooked steak in an airtight container, and it'll stay good in the fridge for about 3-5 days.
Alternatively, if you want your steak to last even longer, you can freeze it in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Steak
When you're ready to enjoy your juicy steak again, you can either eat it cold right out of the fridge or you can reheat it.
I've found the best way to reheat steak without drying it out is in the oven. So, to reheat your leftover steak, just transfer it to a baking dish with a wire rack inside so the steak cooks evenly. Then simply reheat it at 300°F for about 10-15 minutes or until it reaches your desired temperature.
FAQs About This Sous Vide Steak Recipe
How long does it take to sous vide a steak?
When it comes to cooking sous vide steak, it'll typically take anywhere from 3-4 hours at 130°F. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the steak and your preferred doneness level.
What temperature should I sous vide my steak?
I've found sous vide steak cooks best at around 130-140°F. The lower temperature for cooking steak sous vide is best for a medium rare steak, while the higher temperature is better saved for a medium steak.
What temp is medium well steak sous vide?
Medium well steak is best sous vide at a temperature of 145°F for about 3 hours, though the exact time will vary depending on how thick the steak is. To cook it more, you can always sear it or toss it on the grill after it cooks in the sous vide.
Wrapping It Up
Well, that's how to make sous vide steak!
When it comes to sous vide cooking, steak honestly might be one of my favorite dishes to make. It's just so easy, and every time I make it, the steak really does cook perfectly. And I am a tough critic when it comes to steak, so you know this recipe is darn good.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this sous vide steak recipe as much as I do.
As always, if you try this recipe, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!
More Sous Vide Recipes
If you're looking for more easy sous vide recipes. we have a ton on the blog that you can try out next!
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- 1 steak (400-500g)
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh rosemary
- Fresh thyme
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 tbsp. BBQ spices mix/rub
- Season the steak with salt, pepper, and some fresh herbs.
- Place the steak in a vacuum bag and remove the air using a vacuum sealer.
- Place the bag and sous vide runner in a pot or container full of water and set at 130ºF for 3 hours.
- Remove the steak from the bag and dry it with kitchen towels.
- Mix the butter with the BBQ spices.
- Heat a grill, grill pan, or cast iron skillet to high and melt the butter in it. Cook the steak on both sides until browned.
- Serve with fresh herbs and butter.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 587Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 24g