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Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Wilted Spinach Salad and Tomatoes Recipe

When I'm looking for a quick but flavorful meal, I'll often turn to a steak with tomatoes and wilted spinach. Any type of steak will do, but I really enjoy sous vide sirloin steak because it's flavorful, pretty tender, and not nearly as expensive as the higher ends cuts.

Sirloin steak is one of my favorite "everyday" steaks, and sous vide sirloin can be tenderized to result in an even better cut of meat! Cooking it for 2 to 3 hours heats it through is usually perfect for a traditional sirloin, and going as long as 10 hours will tenderize it nicely.

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You can also cook the sirloin ahead of time, and then use the sous vide, chill, reheat method to quickly finish it off whenever you are ready to eat. It'll come together very quickly at that point. By the time the bacon has rendered and the tomatoes are dressed, the steak will be reheated and ready to sear!

This meal is especially amazing in summer when you can use farm-fresh tomatoes, they really kick it up to a whole new level!

I'm lucky to have several great butchers in my area, but sometimes I want to up my game and will turn to Snake River Farms, they have a wide variety of beef including Prime, American Wagyu , and dry aged. I also enjoy trying the different ranchers that Crowd Cow has available including their wagyu.

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Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Wilted Spinach Salad and Tomatoes Recipe

  • Published: April 30, 2020
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Cooks: 131°F (55°C) for 2 to 3 days
  • Serves: 4
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Ingredients for Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Wilted Spinach Salad and Tomatoes

  • For the Sous Vide Sirloin Steak

  • 1 to 2 pounds sirloin steak (450 to 900g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • For the Wilted Spinach

  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 4 strips bacon, cut into batons
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • For the Tomatoes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • To Assemble

  • Fresh basil leaves

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Cooking Instructions for Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Wilted Spinach Salad and Tomatoes

For the Sous Vide Sirloin Steak

Preheat a water bath to 131°F (55°C).

Mix together the spices in a bowl. Lightly salt and pepper the sirloin steak then sprinkle with the spices. Place meat in a sous vide bag then seal. Place the bag in the water bath and cook for 2 to 3 hours until heated through, or up to 10 hours until tenderized.

For more information on the cooking times you can read my detailed article which addresses why is there a range in sous vide cooking times.

For the Wilted Spinach

Place the spinach in a bowl and set aside.

Heat the bacon over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon is crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and discard all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat. Add the shallots and garlic, cook until the shallots turn translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice then pour the mixture over the spinach and toss well to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.

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For the Tomatoes

Add the garlic and vinegar to a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the olive oil and whisk to combine. Toss the tomatoes and basil with the dressing.

To Assemble

Take the sous vide bag out of the water and remove the cooked steak. Dry it off thoroughly using paper towels or a dish cloth. Lightly salt the sirloin steak then quickly sear it for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until just browned, then remove from the heat. Cut the sirloin steak into slices.

Place a spoonful of the wilted spinach salad onto a plate. Lay several slices of the sirloin steak on the spinach, top with the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the basil, drizzle with olive oil, then serve.

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Nutritional Information for Sous Vide Sirloin Steak with Wilted Spinach Salad and Tomatoes

  • Calories: 481
  • Fat: 28g
  • Protein: 45g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 119mg

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4 Ingredients: 1 to 2 pounds sirloin steak (450 to 900g)Snippet|meats_ingredient_really_like_beef 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 8 cups baby spinach 4 strips bacon cut into batons 2 shallots diced 4 cloves garlic minced 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 cloves garlic minced 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 pints cherry tomatoes halved 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves Fresh basil leaves
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When I'm looking for a quick but flavorful meal I often turn to sous vide sirloin steak with tomatoes and wilted spinach. It's not nearly as expensive as the higher ends cuts but tastes just as great.
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Jason logsdon headshot This article is by me, Jason Logsdon. I'm an adventurous home cook and professional blogger who loves to try new things, especially when it comes to cooking. I've explored everything from sous vide and whipping siphons to pressure cookers and blow torches; created foams, gels and spheres; made barrel aged cocktails and brewed beer. I have also written 10 cookbooks on modernist cooking and sous vide and I run the AmazingFoodMadeEasy.com website.
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