Sous vide may be used for many different types of meals but the technique’s popularity is strongly associated with cooking steak. This is partly because there are so many differences in how people like their steaks, such as rare, medium rare and well done. Yet, consistently getting the right level of doneness without cutting the steak open is difficult, especially for steaks that are uneven in thickness.
This is where sous vide comes in. The technique lets you cook steak exactly how you want it and you can do so time and time again. When you combine this with a good searing method, you can have restaurant-quality steak in the comfort of your own home.
All of the 10 recipes in this post are examples of different ways to cook steak through sous vide. Some of them are fairly basic recipes, where the emphasis is simply on getting the steak perfectly cooked each time. Others are more complex and offer a wider range of flavors.
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Miso-Glazed Sous Vide BBQ Beef Steaks
I love playing around with different flavors and these Miso-Glazed BBQ Beef Steaks are one case where I did just that. The combination of ingredients simply works well and you end up with steaks that are different but still taste amazing.
On a side note, the cut of meat used here wouldn’t normally be my first choice (or second choice, for that matter). But, I was interested in how it performed for sous vide. Spoiler alert, it turned out perfectly. The cut is also fun to serve, especially as it looks so unique on the plate.
Sous Vide Filet Mignon with Liver Compound Butter
This Filet Mignon with Liver Compound Butter is a completely different style, with simpler flavors overall. In this case, the focus is strongly on the meat itself and making sure that you get the steaks cooked precisely right.
If you’re not a fan of liver, don’t worry, this recipe is easy to vary. For that matter, the flavor just comes from compound butter, so you can include whatever ingredients you like in there. One alternative would be to make a garlic compound butter and that’s a common choice for steak. I’m sure you can think of other options as well.
Sous Vide Steak with Red Wine Sauce
This Sous Vide Steak with Red Wine Sauce is one of many sous vide recipes that www.chefsteps.com offers. The dish itself is relatively simple, offering a way to complement and highlight the flavors of the steak without overwhelming them.
You could serve the finished dish with anything, but ChefSteps does provide a complementary recipe for smashed potatoes, which is worth checking out. Either way, you end up with simple steak with an impressive taste.
Sous Vide Ribeye with Morales and Garlic Scapes
While the previous options may have been on the simple side, this Ribeye with Morales and Garlic Scapes recipe from amazingfoodmadeeasy.com is a little different. With it, Jason takes advantage of some less common flavors, using garlic scapes and morel mushrooms as key ingredients. The style itself works well, especially as the final presentation stands out on the plate.
Sous Vide Red Curry Crusted Beef Prime Rib
This Red Curry Crusted Beef Prime Rib is another one of my own recipes, this time taking advantage of Thai flavors. The steak itself is easy to prepare, with most of the added flavor coming after sous vide, rather than beforehand.
But, what really makes this recipe stand out is the two different components. In particular, I include information for making a Thai cucumber raita, which is an almost essential aspect of the dish. This brings out the flavors so much more and makes for an interesting and unusual meal.
Peruvian Inspired Sous Vide Filet Mignon
While we’re talking about slightly unusual flavors, this Peruvian Inspired Filet Mignon from molecularrecipes.com is another option. The site itself tends toward fairly elaborate presentations and many different components, as may be obvious from the image. If you’re trying to impress somebody, you may choose to make all of them. But, the recipe is still amazing even if you just make a few of the different parts.
Sous Vide Strip Steak with Veggies
I found this Strip Steak with Veggies recipe at stefangourmet.com and it’s a good meal if you want something a little more down to earth. In this case, the steak isn’t the only component cooked in the sous vide. Instead, you’re also cooking potatoes and parsnips the same way. The idea is an interesting one and you do end up with a tasty dish overall.
Sous Vide Sirloin Steak and Eggs
Steak and eggs is one of the most classic ways to serve steak, as this recipe from pasturedkitchen.com shows. There are countless different recipes for steak and for eggs out there but this is the first I’ve seen that shows you how to cook both in the sous vide. The recipe is also designed for a single sous vide setup, so it should work for anyone.
The end result looks amazing on the plate and is bound to taste great as well. If nothing else, you’re guaranteed that both the egg and the steak will be cooked exactly right. That often doesn’t happen when you’re using conventional cooking methods.
Sous Vide Chuck Steak with Asparagus and Shishito Peppers
This Chuck Steak with Asparagus and Shishito Peppers recipe from amazingfoodmadeeasy.com is another one that takes advantage of some unusual ingredients. In this case, the steak is paired with both asparagus and shishito peppers. These ingredients aren’t normally used with steak or each other but they do work well in this recipe.
As Jason notes, combining steak with vegetables like these can create a lighter meal overall, especially as the ingredients here tend to be vibrant and full of flavor. Besides, the finished meal does look good on the plate.
Sous Vide Steak 101
This Sous Vide Steak recipe comes from www.chefsteps.com and it is a little different than all of the other options on this list. The previous recipes were specific variations on steak, with an emphasis on creating unique flavors and textures. In contrast, this recipe is all about the basics.
As a result, the information simply shows you how to cook steak exactly how you want it with sous vide. Why is this important? Well, there are many different ways to cook steak and people vary in how they like it. The information in this recipe shows you the results that come from different temperatures, letting you choose based on your preferences. You could then apply that knowledge to any of the recipes featured previously.