Rating: 4 stars
1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Wonderfully meaty back ribs are the perfect protein to cook in the sous vide. The end result are moist and extremely tender ribs that don't disintegrate when picked up.


Recipe Summary

1 day 10 mins
1 day 20 mins
10 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place a heat-resistant pad underneath a large pot filled with water. Attach a sous vide precision cooker to the pot and set temperature to 155 degrees F (68°C).

  • Combine brown sugar, kosher salt, smoked paprika, cumin, and cayenne in a small bowl; mix well. Remove rough membranes from the ribs and cut each rack into thirds. Rub spice mixture onto the fleshy side of the meat. Place each rack into a plastic bag and seal.

  • Once water temperature has reached 155 degrees F (68°C), submerge both bags in the water. Open the seal of the bags and allow any air to escape. Reseal. Make sure bags are completely submerged. Cover pot with aluminum foil so steam does not escape.

  • Set the timer for 24 hours, checking water level occasionally. Add more water of the same temperature water if necessary.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Remove ribs from the bags and pat dry. Place ribs on the prepared baking sheet and brush with barbecue sauce.

  • Broil for 4 minutes. Remove ribs from the oven, brush with more BBQ sauce, and broil until sauce starts to caramelize, about 3 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you have a vacuum sealer, vacuum seal the pork ribs before cooking.

Nutrition Facts

843 calories; protein 57.9g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 60.5g; cholesterol 239.9mg; sodium 1802.8mg. Full Nutrition