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A blade roast isn't just for pot roast any longer; use your sous vide to make this cheaper cut of beef into a company-worthy dinner.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 day 20 mins
10 mins
1 day 40 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Au jus:


Instructions Checklist
  • Place a heat-resistant pad underneath a large pot filled with warm water. Attach a sous vide precision cooker to the pot and set temperature to 135 degrees F (57°C). Set the timer to 24 hours.

  • Remove all surface fat and silver skin from the roast. Truss the roast and generously season with salt and pepper on all sides.

  • Place the roast in a large resealable bag and remove all the air with a vacuum sealer. Place bag in the pot once the right temperature is reached, making sure it is completely submerged. Cover pot with plastic wrap to ensure the water doesn't evaporate.

  • Combine olive oil, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, thyme, and parsley in a small bowl 1 hour before the timer goes off.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) 20 minutes before the timer goes off. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Remove the bag from the pot and transfer to a plate. Remove roast and pat dry using paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible. Place the roast on the prepared baking sheet and cover with olive oil mixture.

  • Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  • While the roast is in the oven, combine water, beef base, soy sauce, and garlic granules in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a soft boil, then reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is reduced, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Remove roast from the oven, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Slice roast and place on a platter. Drizzle au jus on top or serve sauce separately.

Cook's Notes:

If you don't have a vacuum sealer, use the water-immersion method.

You can also use the juice from the roast, but I found that it made it muddy.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 13.6g; carbohydrates 0.3g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 51.7mg; sodium 247.7mg. Full Nutrition