Recipe By Bren
Published Apr 4th
Prep 10m Cook 1d 20m Additional 10m Ready In 1d 40m
Servings 12 servings Calories 182.3

A blade roast isn’t just for pot roast any longer; use your sous vide to make this cheaper cut of beef into a company-worthy dinner.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) blade chuck roast
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 teaspoons beef base (such as Better than Bouillon®)
  • ½ teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce (such as Bragg®)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic granules

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place a heat-resistant pad underneath a large pot filled with warm water. Attach a sous vide precision cooker to the pot and set temperature to 135 degrees F (57°C). Set the timer to 24 hours.
  2. 2 Remove all surface fat and silver skin from the roast. Truss the roast and generously season with salt and pepper on all sides.
  3. 3 Place the roast in a large resealable bag and remove all the air with a vacuum sealer. Place bag in the pot once the right temperature is reached, making sure it is completely submerged. Cover pot with plastic wrap to ensure the water doesn't evaporate.
  4. 4 Combine olive oil, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, thyme, and parsley in a small bowl 1 hour before the timer goes off.
  5. 5 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) 20 minutes before the timer goes off. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  6. 6 Remove the bag from the pot and transfer to a plate. Remove roast and pat dry using paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Place the roast on the prepared baking sheet and cover with olive oil mixture.
  7. 7 Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  8. 8 While the roast is in the oven, combine water, beef base, soy sauce, and garlic granules in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a soft boil, then reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is reduced, 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. 9 Remove roast from the oven, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  10. 10 Slice roast and place on a platter. Drizzle au jus on top or serve sauce separately.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 182.3
  • Carbohydrate 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol 51.7 mg
  • Fat 13.7 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Sodium 247.7 mg

Chef's Notes

If you don't have a vacuum sealer, use the water-immersion method; You can also use the juice from the roast, but I found that it made it muddy.


  1. The second I cut into this and took a bite I'm pretty sure I heard angels singing. WOW! Totally worth the wait and how I'm going to make my roasts from now on. This totally had the flavor of prime rib at a fraction of the cost. The only thing I did different was I - Read more ...

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