How long to sous vide chuck roast?

The sous-vide temperature is 130 – 134°F (55 – 57°C). The minimum cook time to sous-vide chuck roast is 18- 48 hours.  Would recommend 24 hours, to get an even more tender roast.

The sous-vide temperature is 138 – 142°F (59 – 61°C)

In general, a sous vide chuck roast will cook for around 4 to 5 hours. As a general rule, longer cooking times will result in a more tender cut of meat.

How Long Should You Sous Vide Your Chuck Roast?

It depends on how big your chuck roast is. A 1 pound chuck roast takes about 3 hours. A 2-pound chuck roast takes about 4 hours. A 5-pound chuck roast takes about 6 hours.

See Also: How Long to Sous Vide Chicken Thighs?

Why Should You Sous Vide Your Chuck Roast?

Chuck Roasts can be quite fatty. If you cook your chuck roast in a regular oven, it will turn out dry and tough. But if you sous vide it, it will be tender and juicy.

sous vide chuck roast

How to Sous Vide Your Chuck Roast

This is a simple, yet effective way to prepare a chuck roast. You will need a sous vide machine. This is a great machine to use because it cooks food evenly and has a timer that allows you to monitor the cooking time.

To begin, you will need a chuck roast, some spices, and a sous vide machine. To prepare the chuck roast, first, remove the chuck roast from the package and rinse it off with cold water.

After this, place the chuck roast in a sous vide bag and place it in the sous vide machine. Next, add some salt and pepper to the chuck

What to Serve with Your Sous Vide Chuck Roast

This recipe is great served with the gravy from the roast or over mashed potatoes.


Chuck Roast

Most Important Ingredient Boneless Chuck Roast

Olive Oil

Regular Olive oil is great for this recipe

Garlic Powder

It adds deep rich flavor. Can also use fresh garlic.


Flavorful boost to the seasoning


Use granulated Sugar


Use Regualr salt as per taste


Fresh ground black pepper works best for this recipe

For Gravy

Need Cornstarch,water,salt and pepper

Chuck Roast Time and Temperature

Through loads of experimentation,  cooking the chuck roast at 136F for 48 hours is the perfect combo.

Leaving the roast in for 48 hours breaks down the connective tissue (collagen), which results in extremely tender meat.

Also, cooking the chuck roast at a temperature of 136F is the sweet spot for that perfect edge-to-edge rosy color.

Just make sure you have reliable sous vide machine that accurately regulates the temperature of the bath or your results may vary 

Note that this time and temperature combo is for beef you can slice and serve. There is also the option to make shredded beef with a chuck roast.

chuck roast time and temperature

Can You Sous Vide Frozen Chuck Roast?

The quick answer is, absolutely! Cooking frozen foods sous vide is an ultra-convenient, safe way to prepare your protein.

Just take the food directly from the fridge, repackage it (unless you know the bag is sous vide safe) and let the sous vide work its magic.

Generally the only thing you’ll need to adjust is the cook time. However, since we are already cooking the beef chuck roast sous vide for 48 hours there is no need to add on any additional time.

See Also: How Long to Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin?

How to Serve Sous Vide Chuck Roast?

Using a sharp carving knife, slice the roast across the grain for serving, making the slices about 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thick.Serve with the gravy.

Some side dishes that  like to pair with include mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and green beans.

Gravy Adds Great Flavor to the Roast

Don’t throw away the flavorful juices that come out from the meat! We can turn them into the most delicious gravy that you can drizzle over everything.

To make the gravy, place a skillet on medium-high heat, and pour the juices and browned drippings to the skillet.

When it’s bubbly, add the mixture of 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water on top, and stir frequently.

Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the gravy is thickened. Season with salt, pepper to taste if necessary.

This gravy is the finishing touch that pulls everything all together. It completely takes the taste of your pot roast to the next level!

Pro Tips for the Best Sous Vide Chuck Roast

  • Make sure you get the right size chuck roast. If the roast is too big, it will take a long time to cook, and if it’s too small, it won’t be tender enough.
  • In order to get the best sous vide chuck roast, you need to use a vacuum sealer. If you do not use a vacuum sealer, you will not be able to get the right amount of air out of the roast. The roast will be too dry.
  • You should marinate it for 3 hours before cooking and then cook it at 140 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Buy a chuck roast with the bone in.
  • Cook at a low temp (130 degrees F) for 12 hours
  • Remove the bone and serve with a gravy.


This post will help you understand how to sous vide your chuck roast.

Sous vide is a great way to cook food and can be used for a variety of different cuts of meat, including beef.

You can cook it at a lower temperature to make it tender, and at a higher temperature to make it more flavorful.

It can also be cooked to a specific doneness, and you can even sous vide it longer than you would normally cook it.

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