3 Hour Sous Vide Chuck Roast (Prime Rib Dupe)

3 Hour Sous Vide Chuck Roast (Prime Rib Dupe)

Prime rib is one of the best special occasion meals, and special occasion for good reason: it’s expensive! But it’s so delicious, and it’s just wrong that we deprive ourself of it most of the time 😉 No more, thanks to the magic of sous vide! Chuck roast makes an excellent prime rib dupe.


– 2-3 lb chuck roast – 1 tbsp kosher salt – 2 tsp black pepper, freshly cracked – 2 tbsp ghee

Preheat water bath using immersion circulator to 135 degrees F.

Season the chuck roast liberally with salt and pepper – you may find you need more than the amounts listed.

Vacuum seal the chuck roast, or use another air removal method if you don't have a vacuum sealer.

Add the vacuum sealed chuck roast to the preheated water bath. Use sous vide magnets or a ceramic plate or bowl to keep the bag submerged. Cook for 3-5 hours.

When the roast is done, remove the roast from the sous vide bag and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels or a clean dish towel.

Preheat a cast iron skillet over high heat. When smoking, add the ghee, let melt, and then add the chuck roast. Sear on each side for 30-60 seconds until browned.