Foolproof sous vide ribeye steak recipe

Sous vide ribeye steak

Dinner last night. A foolproof recipe for rare sous vide ribeye steak, paired with a Vietnamese zucchini noodle salad a, fried onion rings and roast potatoes.

Since getting our Joule sous vide cooker from Chefsteps, we’ve been trying all our favourite recipes to see if sous vide is all it is made out to be. The result – an absolutely tender, juicy and meaty ribeye steak, cooked to perfection.

Just a quick note on the Joule. Some commentators have called it the Apple of cooking devices and it is – sorta. The Joule is a sleek, one button, app driven device that goes straight into your favourite pasta pot (or cooler box or whatever you have that can hold enough water so submerge your food) that cooks your food in a consistent water temperature.

Your food by the way is protected by either a ziplock bag or if you’re fancy or need to cook for longer than 7 hours, a more professional vacuum sealer. The result of this cooking method, is always tender, juicy and succulent (there I used all those words in a sentence) meat. From poultry to fish, steaks to eggs, vegetables to custards. You name it, the Joule could probably cook it.

For this recipe I sous vide two ribeye steaks in the bag with goodies (fresh tyme, a splash of olive oil, pepper and smoked paprika) for 40 minutes at 122F. This cooks the steaks to blue. Finishing them off with a quick 40 second sear on each side in a piping hot griddle pan after the sous vide cook brings the internal temperature to rare – just the way we like it.

The Vietnamese salad dressing and cilantro balances very nicely with the thyme & garlic rib eye and the crunchy potatoes.

Next time I’ll work on the plating presentation. I was just too hungry to bother.

Sous vide ribeye steak

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 42 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Sous vide ribeye steak


  • For the ribeye:
  • 2 ribeye steaks
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Splash or two of olive oil
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • dash of spanish smoked paprika
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • For the salad:
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 large carrot
  • Small bunch coriander leaves


  1. For the ribeye:
  2. Put all the ingredients in a ziplock bag
  3. Set Joule to 122F for 40 mins (Blue)
  4. Place ziplock steaks into water and cook
  5. Once your sous vide is done, remove from ziplock bag and pat dry
  6. Quick finish in a piping hot cast-iron griddle pan with a touch of butter and garlic
  7. seconds on each side while basting your steak
  8. For the salad:
  9. Julienne or cut the zucchini and carrot into ribbons
  10. Toss into a bowl with the vinaigrette
  11. Add the coriander leaves to garnish
  12. For the dressing:
  13. Put all ingredients into a small jar, close the lid and shake to combine

2 Replies to “Foolproof sous vide ribeye steak recipe”

  1. Hi, it sure looks delicious. I’m interested in the Joule, if I may ask, how did you order it, Amazon ? And what did it come to, final price including shipping, this is to South Africa right ?

  2. hi. how did you get it to work in south africa? did you need to get a step down converter 240v to 120v at 1100 watts? if so, which one?

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