Here’s a video on cooking sous vide short ribs 24 hours vs 48 hours…
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Cooking sous vide short ribs in red wine
The temperature for sous vide short ribs is 180 degrees. This is the same temperature for both 24 and 48 hour cooks.
To assemble the sous vide bag, add the short ribs in one layer. Smother the beef ribs with diced onions, add the red wine marinade, and finish with a sprig of fresh rosemary. Vacuum seal the bag and set it in the sous vide bath.
24 hours vs. 48 hours sous vide short ribs
My personal conclusion is that 24 hour and 48 hour short ribs taste VERY similar. As expected, 48 hour sous vide short ribs fall off the bone quite a bit more. The fat breaks down generously with the additional time in the sous vide bath. But, the 24 hour sous vide short ribs are equally as tender.
Time for a short rant.
Do you know how difficult it is to wait 24 hours for dinner? Never mind 48 hours? Especially when lingering scents of garlic, red wine and rosemary fill the kitchen? It’s torture!
If you make these short ribs the night before, you’ll wake up and wish you could eat them for breakfast (mmm with eggs…). But resist! If you can make it past the morning, you’ll go about your day thinking about them. Obsessively. There’s no greater reward to a long day than a delicious dinner.
While 48 hour sous vide short ribs are delicious, going forward I’ll cook mine for 24 hours. Simply because I can’t wait.
Your sous vide enthusiast, red wine loving, can’t-wait-for-dinner blogger bud, Jenna.
Sous vide short ribs in red wine sauce
- 2 LB Short ribs
- 1 red onion
- 1 cup red wine
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp cilantro optional
Set sous vide machine to 180 degrees. Create a marinade with red wine, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt and pepper.
Prepare and vacuum seal the sous vide bag with short ribs, onions, red wine marinade and rosemary.
Sous vide short ribs at 180 degrees for 24 hours or 48 hours.
Once sous vide cooking is complete, remove short ribs from the bag and broil them in the oven on high. Retain the red wine marinade to make a red wine sauce. For best results, seperate the red wine marinade from fat by pouring it into a glass and storing it in the freezer until the red wine and fat separates.
Make the red wine sauce. Pour 1 cup of red wine marinade into a pan. Add butter and continue stirring until it makes a thick red wine sauce.
Pour red wine sauce on short ribs, sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
I’d love to see your sous vide skills! Tag your sous vide short ribs with @sipbitego on Instagram.