What are Beef Back Ribs?
Beef Back Ribs come from the Ribeye portion and are the leftover from when the butcher separates the meat from the bones. In today’s recipe I am going to show you my favorite sous vide beef back ribs recipe.
There is typically not a ton of meat but there is a lot of fat, making the meat super flavorful and tender!
I love beef back ribs but until I started using the sous vide to cook them, I was never able to get the perfect texture that I was seeking. This is by no means a short recipe, but I can tell you the wait is 100% worth it!
My Recipe is also extremely simple, basically just drop the ribs in the sous vide for 48 hours, and then sear them in the oven!
Because we are sous viding for such a long time in this recipe, it helps to have a container with a lid although not necessary. Check out our favorites here.
What is the difference between sous vide beef back ribs and short ribs?
Beef back ribs are taken from the rib section, and are associated with BBQ ribs. Short ribs, are taken from the plate cut of the cow and tend to be much shorter with a little more meat on them. The most popular way to cook short ribs is to braise them.
- Sous Vide Machine – our favorite right now is the Anova or the Joule.
- Container – not necessary, but nice to have for bigger cuts of meat. We recommend the Lipavi as it is large and sturdy. You can also use a pot.
- Vacuum sealer and bags, or a freezer Ziploc bag. If you only have a Ziploc make sure to check our our article on the water displacement method. You can find our favorite vacuum sealers here – 5 Best Sous Vide Vacuum Sealers (Reviews Updated 2021)
Sous Vide Beef Back Ribs
- 5 lb Beef Back Ribs
- 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tspn Black Pepper
- 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
- Season your ribs with Salt and Pepper and vacuum seal them in a bag. If you do not have a vacuum sealer you can separate them into large Ziploc bags
- Set your sous vide cooker to 150 degrees.
- Once water is up tp temp, drop in the ribs and let them cook for 36 to 48 hours.
- Remove Ribs and dry well. Season again with some salt, and brush BBQ sauce all over them.
- Set oven to 500 Degrees.
- Place ribs in oven for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Be sure to head over to our recipe book review article for more great sous vide ideas! – 10 Best Sous Vide Cookbooks (Reviews Updated 2021)