My sous vide adventure: Beef roast
My second attempt at sous vide cooking
As many of you know I decided to learn how to cook sous vide style and with how well my first attempt went I was eager to try something else. After looking through the freezer my wife found a beef roast, I believe it was a bottom round roast. After a couple days of thawing in the fridge it was ready to cook. I rubbed it with some Worcestershire sauce and Cavender's Greek seasoning. At 5 am it went into the water with the machine set to 132 degrees F and it stayed there until almost 4:30 pm. I did not need to cook it this long by any means but I wanted to see what would happen. In reality 4-6 hours would have been plenty of time, maybe even less.
I must be 100% honest here, when you are done with the sous vide cook and you take the meat out of the bag it is not very appetizing at all, in fact its a bit disturbing. After cutting open the bag and patting it dry this is what my roast looked like.
Not appealing at all!
After a short cool down on the counter it was time to go to the grill for the sear and make this roast look like something you would want to eat and not like this hideous looking thing above. With the grill set to high I started with the fat side down. After a few minutes I flipped it to allow the other side to sear up nicely as well. As you see it quickly turns into something you can not wait to eat.
Fire makes it better
A good thing with cooking sous vide is you do not have to let your meat rest, so once you get your desired sear just slice and start eating and that is exactly what happened. After I sliced off a few pieces with no effort at all, I had to have a piece to taste. Even after 11 + hours it was cooked perfectly with a nice beefy flavor. My wife used the juices from the bag to make a gravy to go with it but I was to busy slicing pieces and eating them to be bothered with a plate much less gravy.
Look at that goodness!
I finally decided what I wanted was a nice roast beef sandwich. So on the bottom bun went some gravy, then I stacked on slices of roast beef and eating some extra slices while doing so. I then topped the stack of roast beef with some more gravy. After inhaling the sandwich I still needed some plain slices of roast.
This sandwich was so good!
Just plain was fantastic!
This is turning out to be one tasty adventure you all! So far I am amazed and very happy I decided to learn how to cook this way. Always push yourself to try something new because you might find you really like it. I can not wait to continue this adventure into sous vide.
Is there anything new you are wanting to learn? Tell me in the comments below. I hope you all are having a great week! I love you FoodTribe!