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SV some sirloin steaks but have a problem

smokininidaho

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I want to sous vide some sirloin steaks but have a problem. I like mine medium rare and wife likes hers well done. New to sous vide, so would I just sear hers longer or? Thanks for any advice.
 

dirtsailor2003

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I want to sous vide some sirloin steaks but have a problem. I like mine medium rare and wife likes hers well done. New to sous vide, so would I just sear hers longer or? Thanks for any advice.
Yes you’ll want to sear hers longer. You should run the Sous vide at 120-125 for That process then sear off the steaks to final temp. Make sure to dry the meat off once out of the SV before searing.
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billy brown

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Same situation in my house and we love sous vide steak. I just start with my wife's steak at her desired temperature and give it an hour or so head start. Then I dial down the temp to 133 and throw my steak in with hers for an hour and fifteen. Yes, hers is in there for a while but that's no problem. I sear them quickly together and we both get what we want.
 

smokininidaho

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Same situation in my house and we love sous vide steak. I just start with my wife's steak at her desired temperature and give it an hour or so head start. Then I dial down the temp to 133 and throw my steak in with hers for an hour and fifteen. Yes, hers is in there for a while but that's no problem. I sear them quickly together and we both get what we want.
Thanks everyone for your replies. I like your idea billy mainly because I don't want to burn the hell out of it and dry it out, not sure if that would happen. Would not be a problem to do the steaks the way you stated. I was planning to do mine medium rare 130 for 4 hours before searing. I saw a guys post that he says he goes up to 10 hours on sirloin steaks as they come out really tender, that may be a little overkill not sure, any thoughts on this?
 

billy brown

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Thanks everyone for your replies. I like your idea billy mainly because I don't want to burn the hell out of it and dry it out, not sure if that would happen. Would not be a problem to do the steaks the way you stated. I was planning to do mine medium rare 130 for 4 hours before searing. I saw a guys post that he says he goes up to 10 hours on sirloin steaks as they come out really tender, that may be a little overkill not sure, any thoughts on this?
I don't do too much sirloin, maybe that's why my times are shorter, but I reckon you'd be fine with a few hours at each temp. I just find that the texture gets a little weird if it's in the tub too long.
 

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thats how I make it work. mine barely touches the pan, wifes cooks to 140 ish to keep her happy.
 

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I usually just cook them all rare & the folks that like med or done. I either nuke them for 20-45 seconds or if you want you can put them on the grill. I also use a weed burner to put a crust on them.
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zwiller

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If you look around there are 2 camps on SV for steaks. Some say SV steaks best thing ever and others that SV makes no real difference. I tend to think the latter and have never tried. What say you?
 

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I usually just cook them all rare & the folks that like med or done. I either nuke them for 20-45 seconds or if you want you can put them on the grill. I also use a weed burner to put a crust on them.
Al

^^^What Al Said!!^^^

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