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Sous Vide Boneless Ribeye Roast |

Sous Vide Boneless Ribeye Roast

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  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 pound ribeye roast 1x


Sous Vide Boneless Ribeye Roast recipe - want a big roast for a party? You've come to the right place. Perfect medium-rare plus, edge to edge, with a red wine sauce.



  • 4 to 5-inch thick boneless Ribeye roast (about 3 pounds and up - total weight doesn't matter, just how thick it is.)
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground mixed peppercorns

Red wine sauce

  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • Juices from the sous vide bag




  1. Prep the sous vide water bath: Preheat the sous vide water bath to 133°F/56°C for medium-rare plus. (Medium-rare is 130°F/54.5°C, medium is 138°F/59°C, rare is 120°F/49°C).
  2. Season and vacuum seal the roast: Measure a roll of vacuum bag long enough to fit the roast. Seal one side of the bag, then season the roast with the salt, slide it into the bag, and vacuum seal the bag.
  3. Sous Vide the roast: Put the bagged roast in the sous vide water bath, and sous vide for 6 to 10 hours. (8 to 12 hours if the roast is frozen.) Remove the roast from the vacuum bag, saving the juices in the bag.
  4. Start the red wine sauce: When the roast has 10 minutes left to cook, put the red wine and shallots in a small saucepan over low heat and simmer. Let the red wine simmer while you sear the roast, about 15 minutes total.
  5. Sear the roast: Preheat a large frypan over medium-high heat until it is ripping hot. (Or, in a 425°F oven for at least 20 minutes, then put it over medium-high heat on the stovetop.) Sear the roast for 1 minute a side, starting with the fat side of the roast, until it is browned on all sides. (Treat the roast like it has 6 sides - the 4 wide sides, plus the two edges - )
  6. Finish the red wine sauce: Pour the sous vide bag juices into the simmering pot with the red wine and shallots. Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper as needed - you want the sauce to be highly seasoned.
  7. Slice and serve: Sprinkle the roast with the fresh ground mixed peppercorns. Slice the roast into 1/2 inch thick slices and serve, passing the red wine sauce at the table.


Cooking time is determined by how thick the roast is, not how much it weighs. If you have a 4 to 5-inch thick roast, sous vide it for 6 hours, no matter how much it weighs. A 6-inch thick roast will take 8 hours; a 3-inch thick roast will take 4 hours. (For all thicknesses, you have about a 4 hour window after the roast is done before it starts to overcook and get too tender.) For the record, my roast was 6 pounds - but any roast about 4 pounds or larger will cook in 6 hours.

At that point, the roast is cooked, but thanks to the sous vide water bath keeping it at the perfect temperature, it can sit in the bath for another 4 hours. (After 4 hours the roast starts to get a little mushy around the edges.) I aim for my roast to be done an hour or two before I want to serve it, and let it sit until I need it. More details here: Sous Vide Cooking Times for a Roast.

Starting from frozen? Add in 2 hours to the cooking time, and go 8 to 12 hours.

Equipment: I used my Joule sous vide circulator, this Lipavi Sous Vide container and custom cut lid, and my heavyweight Lodge 12 inch cast iron skillet.

I also use a cheap FoodSaver vacuum sealer. I don’t love it…but it works.

The only problem with the red wine sauce is the protein in the sous vide bag juices coagulate when you pour it into the hot pan. I whisk the sauce to break up the protein, but it looks pretty awful at first. It tastes great, though, and I don’t want to lose any of that flavor. If it bothers you, pour the sauce through a fine mesh strainer before serving.

Want a horseradish cream sauce on the side? Here's my Quick Horseradish Sauce recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Sunday Dinner
  • Method: Sous Vide
  • Cuisine: American