Servings : 4 people
Calories : 696kcal
For the Roast:
- 3 lbs chuck roast or rump roast
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt or 1 teaspoon regular salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or softened unsalted butter
For the Gravy
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the Sous Vide Machine: Add water to the sous vide container or a large pot; set the Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 136°F (58°C).
Season the Roast: Rub the roast on all sides with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together garlic powder, chopped rosemary, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Rub the roast on all sides with the seasoning mixture.
Vacuum-seal the Roast: Vacuum seal it using “water displacement” technique: seal all but one corner of the bag. Slowly place it in the water bath, making sure everything below the zip-line is covered by water. Then seal the rest of the bag.
Sous Vide Cook the Roast: Cook the chuck roast in the warm water bath for 24 hours. Arrange the bag so that meat is completely submerged in the water. If you use zip-lock bag, make sure the seam stays above the water.
Cover with several pieces of aluminum foil, which will minimize water evaporation.
When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. Don’t throw away the juices in the bag as we’ll use them to make the gravy.
Sear the Roast: Remove the roast from the bag. Pat dry the surface thoroughly with paper towels. Place a skillet on medium-high, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot, add the roast. Sear each side for about 1 minute or until nicely browned. Remove from the heat immediately.
Making the Gravy
In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water.
Place a skillet on the stove on medium-high heat, and pour the juices and browned drippings to the skillet. When it’s bubbly, add the cornstarch mixture, and stir with a wire whisk. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the gravy is thickened. Season with salt, pepper if necessary.
Slice the roast against the grain using a sharp carving knife (making the slices about 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thick). Serve with the gravy.
- This recipe produces a pot roast that tastes like a tender prime rib. If you prefer the traditional pot roast texture, set the temperature to 170ºF (76ºC).
- If your roast is frozen, you don’t need to thaw them ahead of time. The cooking time for the frozen roast is the same in the sous vide machine.
Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 1150mg | Potassium: 1153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 7mg