Sous Vide Steak has easily become my go-to way to cook steaks. Pair the seasoned steaks with sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions for one incredible dinner any night of the week.
Learn how to sous vide steak the right way, so you end up with a juicy and flavorful steak anytime. You can cook your steak to the doneness you prefer.
We enjoy medium-rare sous vide steak, but just know you can adjust it to your preference.
If you don't already have a sous vide system, this Instant Pot Sous Vide model works amazingly well. This is what I use to make all our sous vide recipes, like our Sous Vide Chicken. This Sous Vide accessory kit is also a budget-friendly way to get started with sous vide cooking, although I much prefer using my Food Saver with vacuum seal bags.
Did you know you can also cook steak on a Ninja Foodi grill?
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What Is Sous Vide
Sous vide is when you put food in a vacuum sealed bag and cook in a temperature controlled water for however long the recipe states.
This is a wonderful way to infuse flavors in your meat and other dishes. You can cook meats, eggs, desserts, and more in your sous vide machine.
- Quality Steak - we did New York Strip Steaks
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic cloves - use a garlic press to skip the peeling and mincing step of most recipes
- Balsamic vinegar
How to Make Sous Vide Steak
Season steaks as directed below in the proper sealed bag.
Have the temperature 131 and sous vide for 2 hours. An hour before the steaks are done begin carmamelizing your onions on the stove.
Pat dry the steaks once done, then sear 2-3 minutes per side. Serve the steak with the mushrooms and onions and enjoy.
The full directions are in the recipe card below.
Best Steaks For Sous Vide
Quality steak is important. Strip steak, New York, KC strips, Ribeye, Filet Mignon are all wonderful cuts.
If you use cheap meat you will find it won't have the rich flavor and tender meat you want.
How to Caramelize Onions
Caramelizing onions takes time but it is easy to do. Add your butter and allow it to melt. Toss in your diced onions, drizzle with oil.
Slowly cook down your onions, this will take around 45 minutes to do. Stirring occasionally to prevent burning of the onions.
Once onions are done add in the vinegar and deglaze the pan as the recipe card states below with the full directions.
Pair steak with onions and sauteed mushrooms and enjoy.
How long does it take to sous vide a steak?
It all depends on how thick or thin your steak is. You will find that a 1 inch steak can take anywhere from 1-3 hours for medium rare.
Is sous vide steak better?
Your Sous Vide cooks your steaks nice and gently, so it allows for a tender and flavorful meat. All the seasoning really infuses into the meat so it tastes better than your favorite steakhouse steak.
Should you salt steak before sous vide?
It is very important to season your steaks before you place them in the vacuum-sealed bags. This is going to be what helps to season and infuse the meat with flavor. Salt, pepper, garlic, and rosemary are what I used to flavor this steak. I prefer to use my Food Saver to seal the bags because then I can prepare all my steaks beforehand and refrigerate them until I'm ready to cook the steaks.
Cooking Temperatures Steaks
- Rare - 120 degrees
- Medium - 140 degrees
- Well - 160 degrees
Tips For Sous Vide
- Your steak needs to be at least 1 inch thick, otherwise, it won't work as good.
- Prime cuts of steak are a must.
- Cook your steaks to your preferred doneness.
- You can remove steaks from sous vide and store them in the fridge overnight and then sear steaks right before serving the next day if you would like to meal prep in advance.