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36 Best Sous Vide Recipes

Basic Sous Vide Steak Recipe with Step-by-Step Instructions

The best Sous Vide Recipes for perfect breakfast, dinners, desserts, and meal prep!
Course Dinner
Cuisine French
Keyword Best Sous Vide Recipes, Sous Vide Recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 535kcal
Author Benilyn


  • 2 pounds steak (1-inch thick, this recipe is for tender cuts such as Sirloin Steak, Ribeye, Filet Mignon, Ribeye, T-bone, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (avoid extra virgin olive oil due to its low smoke point)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • fresh rosemary or thyme optional


  • Add water to the sous vide container or a large pot, set the Sous Vide Precision Cooker to (135°F/57°C) for medium-rare doneness.
  • Rub the steak with 1 tablespoon oil on all sides.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the steak to a zip-top bag together with optional herbs.
  • Vacuum seal the bag using water displacement method: seal all but one corner of the bag, and slowly place it into the water bath. Make sure everything below the zip-line is covered by water. Then seal the rest of the bag.
  • Keep the bag in the water bath and make sure it is fully submerged.
  • Cook for 1 hour. If your steak is thicker, cook 2 hours for 1.5 –inch, and 3 hours for 2.5 hours.
  • When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath and transfer it to the fridge or an ice bath. Let it chill for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the steak from the zip-top bag and wipe off the moisture with paper towels. (Make sure to pat dry the surface completely.)
  • Season with more salt and pepper if necessary.
  • Place the cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add the remaining olive oil. Once very hot, add the steak and sear about 1 minute per side until nicely browned.
  • Slice against the grain and serve immediately.


Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 4mg