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Top Sirloin Steaks S/V

Braz

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The grocery had a sale on "top sirloin steaks" last week and even though I'm not a big fan of sirloin steak I decided to give it a whirl with the sous vide/sear method and see what we could get. They were thinner than I would like, about 3/4" but ya get what you got.
In the vac bag with no seasoning. Usually I salt and season at this point but trying it this way this time.
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And into the bath at 130F for 8 hours. My S/V lives in the barn/shop/man cave so as not to take up any of SWMBO's precious counter space.
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After 8 hours I shock cooled them to around 70F then seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic.
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Then onto a screaming hot (450-500F) griddle for a good sear - about a minute or minute and a half per side.
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Money shot.
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Had these with a baked sweet potato and a side salad. The steaks turned out pretty good. I'm still trying to fine that sous vide sweet spot where the meat becomes nicely tender but does not move into a "mushy" texture range. These were just a little toward that area but not bad. I think I'll try sirloin again with maybe 4 hours in the bath. Suggestions welcome, as always.
 

Sowsage

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Looks real good Braz. I know what you mean about the texture. From my experience 2-3 hours on a lean steak like that does the trick. Then a super hot and fast sear. Any longer in the SV and it starts to get to a "roast" type texture.
 

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I agree . 2 1/2 to 3 hours on a steak that thickness .
I know it was good though . Thanks for posting .
 

sawhorseray

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Nice work Braz, looks good! I like to SV at 127º for two hours, three hours if going straight from the freezer into the SV pot. I used to sear in a CI skillet, at least 600º for about 45 seconds a side. I quit that over a year ago and now sear with a weed blow torch until it looks exactly the way I want. every once in awhile I'll gob some garlic infused butter onto the steak right before the sear, it works! RAY
 

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Well it sure looks good from here!
I’d call it a success!
Al
 

Bearcarver

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Looks Great, Braz!!
That's a good one to SV---Tough most ways I've done them.
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Bear
 

Braz

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Thanks for the responses. Next time I will try around 3 hours in the bath and see if that gets me where I want to be.
 

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Looks OK. I am still considering SV and I appreciate your efforts. Big like.
 

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