sous vide

How to make deli style roast beef the sous vide way

sous vide deli roast beef

The first thing I cooked when I purchased my first immersion circulator was an eye of round roast. I wanted to sous vide this cut of meat because it can be difficult to cook a larger cut of beef, like a roast, and have it be perfectly done from edge to edge.

So many people cook roasts rare or medium rare, but in actuality, the roast is well done on the edges and only at the target temperature in the center of the roast. Learning sous vide as a cooking method and investing in an immersion circulator will help you achieve a perfect cooked piece of beef every time, without the guesswork.

Directions for DIY Roast Beef

Season the roast beef with garlic and herb seasoning. I used 2 Tablespoons. Place the beef in a bag and vacuum seal.

Set the temperature of the water bath to 133°F. Once the water comes to temperature, drop in the roast.

I cooked the roast for 10 hours at 133°F for a 1.5 lb roast.

Once the roast is finished, you can slice it right away and eat with mashed potatoes and gravy. Searing it to get a nice bown color on the outside is optional. I didn't sear my roast, sincce I knew I would be slicing it thinly for sandwiches.

You can also chill the roast first to make slicing easier.

This roast beef is much better than and cheaper than deli roast beef that can cost $8 per pound. 

Other ideas for using the roast beef

  • Cut into cubes for beef quesadillas
  • Make beef barley soup
  • Cut into strips for a Thai beef salad
  • Make French dip sandwiches

Sous Vide Yogurt Three Ways

Sous Vide Yogurt Three Ways

I've made my own yogurt in the slow cooker that turned out great, but now that I have a sous vide immersion circulator, I wanted to try making yogurt the sous vide way as well.  

At first glance, it may seem like making yogurt sous vide style is overkill, but one thing I really liked about it is that I could make different flavors of yogurt by infusing the milk with different aromatics during the initial heating process.

sous vide white chocolate cream

sous vide white chocolate cream

If you are looking for a simple, make ahead dessert then this sous vide white chocolate cream is perfect. I'm so excited that the recipe has been featured on Jason Logsdons blog, one of the top blogs about sous vide cooking at home! 

6 ways busy parents can use sous vide cooking to make life easier

6 ways busy parents can use sous vide cooking to make life easier

I waited a long while to purchase my first sous vide machine (immersion circulator) and now that I have it, I’m discovering more ways I can use it to my advantage as a busy parent.  

Unboxing the Avalon Bay SVS 100 Sous Vide Machine

Unboxing the Avalon Bay SVS 100 Sous Vide Machine

After years of waiting for the price of sous vide immersion circulator to go down, I finally purchased my first  sous vide unit.

In the video below, I am unboxing the Avalon Bay SBS 100 sous-vide machine.