Sous Vide Pork Back Ribs


This sus vide ribs recipe is the perfect way to cook wonderfully meaty back ribs. The end result is moist and extremely tender ribs that don't disintegrate when picked up.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 day 35 mins
Total Time:
1 day 50 mins


  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika

  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 (2 pound) rack of ribs

  • 4 tablespoons barbeque sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray's®), or more to taste


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Broil for 4 minutes. Remove ribs from the oven, brush with more barbecue 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 (per serving)

843 Calories
61g Fat
13g Carbs
58g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 843
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g 78%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 240mg 80%
Sodium 1803mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 58g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 718mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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