Sous Vide Flank Steak #beefsteakrecipe
Cooking a Sous Vide Flank Steak takes a flavorful cut of steak that can be chewy and turns it into a supple, tender steak that you can cut with a fork. #sousvide #steak #recipe #dinner #tender #flanksteak #beef #deliciousCooking flank steak sous vide creates a flavorful steak so tender you can cut it with a fork.To help highlight the steak’s natural flavors, this recipe uses a spice rub with a little chili powder and smoked paprika. The flavors in the spices, along with finishing the steak on the grill give it a nice smoky flavor. What makes flank steak cooked sous vide better than one entirely cooked on the grill is how it turns out so supple and juicy.Cooking Steak Sous VideThe recipe and technique used here will work equally well for hanger, skirt, flat iron, or other cuts of beef.Flank steak is a long flat cut from the lower belly of the cow. Loaded with complex flavors, it's a cut that is adept at absorbing spice rubs and marinades and is often grilled or braised.What makes sous vide an ideal method for cooking flank steak and other tougher cuts like skirt or hanger steak is how the slow cooking process breaks down tougher, more fibrous cuts of beef without losing any of their flavors, letting you end up an unbelievably tender steak that has deep flavors and melts in your mouth.In our testing, we found that the sweet spot for a beautifully cooked medium rare flank steak is 133℉ for 6 hours. If you like your steak cooked medium use 140℉.We also found that steaks cooked for 24 hours or more, which is the time used in lots of other recipes, ended up too soft and that it didn’t feel like you were eating steak anymore. Steaks cooked shorter than 6 hours weren’t as tender as we wanted.A tip when you’re slicing flank or skirt steak is to always make sure to cut it across the grain. Otherwise, it can end up tough and chewy.For a delicious dinner try serving this recipe with White Cheddar and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Corn with Anaheim Peppers. This recipe can also be used for tacos or fajitas.