Sous Vide BBQ Baby Back Ribs – Keto – LCHF

Sous Vide BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Sous Vide BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Sous Vide BBQ Baby Back Ribs - Keto - LCHF

This recipe is all about how to sous vide baby back ribs. First baby back ribs have nothing to do with baby pigs. They are call baby back for they are shorter than spareribs and are located on the back of the pig. A typical full slab has 11 to 13 bones. This cook we will be doing three racks of baby back ribs that I bought at Sam's Club for $28.52. Or $9.51 a slab.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineSous Vide
Keywordbaby back ribs, sous vide, sous vide baby back ribs
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time13 hours
Total Time14 hours
Servings6
Calories669kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

  • This recipe is all about how to sous vide baby back ribs. First baby back ribs have nothing to do with baby pigs. They are call baby back for they are shorter than spareribs and are located on the back of the pig. A typical full slab has 11 to 13 bones. This cook we will be doing three racks of baby back ribs that I bought at Sam's Club for $28.52. Or $9.51 a slab.
    pig baby back ribs
  • As always the hardest part of doing ribs is just getting them out of the bag and second, you got to remove the membrane on the back of each rack. Some people do not see the benefit of removing the membrane but it is actually even more important to remove when cooking sous vide. The membrane Is going to stop the seasoning from entering the meat. Especially salt that actually helps tenderize the rib meat during the cooking process. To remove the membrane, I use a butter knife. The duller the better. Get under the membrane at the narrow end of the rack. Using a paper towel grab the end of the membrane and slowly pull.
  • Being pre-diabetic I do not use any rubs that contain sugar. Actually, I prefer rubs that add texture and a little heat without coloring or sweetening the taste of the meat. This cook I am using Montreal steak seasoning. If you want to make your own homemade version there is a link to our website showing you how to do it. https://learntobbq.com/recipes/homemade-montreal-steak-seasoning/ In addition, I am using Weber Bold Chipotle to add some heat.
    seasoned ribs
  • After applying the rub I then coat the ribs and rub with an oil spray. Use whatever type of oil spray that you like. This one says it is butter flavored but it is not butter. It is just soybean oil. I also use an olive oil spray that works just as well.
  • Now flip them over and do it all over again with the seasoning and spray oil.
  • Now we need to get the ribs into the cooking bags. I am using a vacuum sealer but you also use ziplok bags. If you use ziplok bags you will need to cut the racks in half so they can fit. Also, I bought my vacuum sealer for $80 so you do not need to spend a lot of money on a vacuum sealer. The one I bought was the Gourmia and it is listed above in Cooking Tools but do your own research and buy the one that is best for you. The secret to putting the ribs into the bag is to let gravity help. Also, I use the 11 inch wide bags. Hold the bag open in one hand and then grab the ribs from one end and hold directly over the bag. Slowly lowering the ribs into the bag. With a little practice, it really is not that hard. Just make sure you try and not rub any of the seasoning off.
  • Now on to the sealing. Make sure your unit is in regular vacuum and that it is set for moist or liquid mode based on your unit. I always double seal each end of the bag. Since I have been doing that I have never had a bag failure. As the air is removed make sure that there are no bubbles and that the bag makes complete contact with the ribs. Here is what it looks like when they are doubled sealed.
  • Now on to the bath. Pre-heat your sous vide cooker to 165F. Then put your ribs into preheated cooker cook them for 12 hours. You can go to a lower temperature like 145F but you will have to triple the time to 36 hours and have done both times and temperatures I believe the 165F for 12 hours texture is more what I like in a rib.
  • 12 hours later remove ribs from cooking bags. Pat dry and then reapply the rub. Very important to remove the moisture or the rub will absorb it and instead of a nice crust or bark you will have a mushy soft mess.
  • Now into a 275F preheated smoker or grill that is set up for indirect cooking. Let the ribs smoke for 1 hour.
  • As I cut them it hardly takes any pressure at all. These are very tender ribs. They also are cooked all the way through but still have a nice pinkest color. They also have that perfect mahogany color bark.
  • Now the Tug Test. First bite shows the perfect rib. Firm and not mussy but also extremely tender and the meat easily separates from the bone as you bite in. Second bite was just as good as the first.
  • The ribs from all three slabs were exactly the same. Usually, when just doing the full cook on the smoker some racks will be better than other. With sous vide cooking there was not a marginal rib in the bunch. These baby back ribs are the best I have ever cooked and were actually easier to cook than just using my smoker. Then I usually foil and add liquid halfway through the cook so the ribs will not dry out. Bon appetite.

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Nutrition

Calories: 669kcal

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning – Learn to BBQ

montreal steak seasoning
montreal steak seasoning

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning - Keto - LCHF

Montreal steak seasoning combines the British / Canadian love of beef with the French / Canadian flair for seasoning. You can easily make your favorite overall seasoning at home. Perfect for grilling beef, pork, and chicken. I even use it when seasoning potatoes and vegetables. It is now my favorite rub when cooking a brisket or even baby back ribs.
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CourseSeasoning
CuisineCanadian
Keywordsteak seasoning
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time16 minutes
Servings1
Calories5kcal
AuthorWiley

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Take all ingredients and put together into your favorite spice grinder. Grind but only till the rub still has texture and is a mix of coarse and fine spices together. If you grind too much it turns more into power and can become gooey on the meat as the meat sweats.
    spice grinder
  • I try to make just as much as I need but it is also nice to have some on hand for steaks or burgers where you do not need a lot. Get some 8oz spice bottles and you can store the rub in your pantry or spice rack.
    spice bottles

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal

Sous Vide BBQ Brisket – Keto – LCHF

brisket
brisket

Sous Vide BBQ Brisket - Keto - LCHF

This is an easy Sous Vide BBQ recipe that incorporates Montreal seasoning. It also takes 28 hours total including prep and cooking time. Takes time but this brisket recipe is over the top.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineSous Vide
Keywordbrisket, sous vide brisket
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time1 day 3 hours
Total Time1 day 4 hours
Servings12
Calories1338kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

  • The brisket is one of the pectoral muscles of the cow. When a cow lies down, they’re resting most of their body weight on this cut, which makes it extremely tough and full of connective tissues. This recipe takes about an hour of actual work and most of that is preparing the brisket so it can be sous vide. In the sous vide bath it will take 24 hours and then an additional 3 hours in the smoker. Long cook but well worth it.
    cow diagram brisket
  • The meat is a 14 pound, Black Angus brisket and it cost me $38 at Sam's Club. That is $2.71 a pound. A lot cheaper than any steak.
    raw brisket
  • Now, this is the hard part of this cook for this brisket is a whole packer. First, a 14-pound brisket is not going to fit into 11-inch wide sous vide cooking bag. Second, both the point muscle and the flat muscle are together and it is best for preparing and serving them to be apart. In the diagram you can see there is a fat layer that separates them and it is this fat layer that is going to direct how we disassemble this brisket so we can sous vide it.
  • There also is a small area called the fat cap and that is where the external fat links up with the internal fat. So the first thing we need to remove is the fat cap. Now do not throw it away for there is some of the best meat on the brisket buried in that fat. As you cut your way following the layer of fat that separates the flat from the point. Make sure you remove all large chunks of fat. Here in the diagram section D is the fat cap and that needs to be removed in one piece.
    brisket diagram fat cap
  • Make sure you take your time and make small cuts that follow the layer of fat. When you are done removing the fat cap put it off to the side. One thing you must remember that when cooking in a plastic bag there is no place for the fat to go. So try to leave no more than a ¼ inch of fat on the brisket.
  • Now it time to cut out the flat.
  • Usually, when you buy a small brisket this is the part you are getting. The points usually go to the restaurants. So now you have the flat and the fat cap we can move onto the point.
  • The point is not just large but is tall making it hard to put a complete point into a cooking bag. For that reason, I cut the point in half. In the picture, you see all three pieces of this brisket. On the left is the flat and on the right are the two parts of the point. Now it is time to season the brisket and I normally just use salt and pepper but last year I tried Montreal Steak Seasoning and my family really liked the taste. I season every inch and I normally apply one coat then wait 10 minutes and then apply another coat.
  • I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy using the vacuum sealer. The food always comes out looking very nice and neat. One thing you need to remember is that the sealer is setup for moist or liquid based on your model. Now that the brisket is properly bagged and sealed it is time for the bath.
  • I set my sous vide bath for 137F and programmed my cooker for 24 hours. Some people I know go as long as 36 hours but I personally did not see the benefit going longer.
  • After a full 24 hours, I removed the brisket from cooking bags and then put them in a pellet smoker set at 225F and smoked for 3 hours.
  • So now is the moment of truth. This is one of the points and as you can see it has a great bark. It also has that wiggle that any good brisket has to have. The knife cuts through the brisket like butter. The meat color is that of what a steak that was cooked medium would look like and even taste like. I even cut one of the slices to show you how consistent the meat color was. Not one area in this brisket was grey or dried out. This recipe takes time but it is a keeper. This was the moistest and most consistent brisket I have ever cooked.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1338kcal

Sous Vide BBQ Pork Loin with Adobo – Keto – LCHF

sous vide bbq pork loin
sous vide bbq pork loin

Sous Vide BBQ Pork Loin with Adobo - Keto - LCHF

Sous vide bbq pork loin. This is an easy Sous Vide BBQ recipe that incorporates Adobo seasoning. It also is only 6 hours total including prep and cooking time. There is an up to 12 hours dry brining that is optional but will make your pork loin even more favorable and tender.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineSous Vide
Keywordbarbecue pork loin, pork loin, sous vide
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time6 hours
Servings6
Calories649kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

  • The pork loin is the area between the shoulder and the back legs of the pig. This meat is very lean and is also the most tender part of the hog. This pork loin was just under six pounds.
    pig loin
  • We will be using an adobo seasoning and besides the fact that it adds a lot of flavor it will also help tenderize the meat by acting as a dry brine. The one I'm using today is from Lowry's and this one also includes pepper. They also have a version without pepper if the pepper is an issue.
    adobo seasoning
  • Get a container. I like using a glass 15-inch by 10-inch rectangular baking dish. Put the seasoned loin into the dish. When seasoning make sure you cover every inch of the pork loin. The salt in the adobo seasoning will play a second role besides taste by acting as a dry brine. Adobo or Adobar in Spanish means marinade, sauce or seasoning. Adobo was employed initially as a method for food preservation but now its primary purpose is just to add a lot of great flavor to your meat. Now put the dish into the refrigerator for up to 12 hours so the loin can get the benefit of the Dry Brine.
    dry brine
  • So what is a Dry Brine? This is when the salt draws out the juices in the meat through osmosis. Next, the salt dissolves into these juices essentially turning into a wet brine even though there isn't any embedded liquid. And finally, this brine is reabsorbed into the meat and starts breaking down tough muscle proteins resulting in a juicy, tender, seasoned meat.
    dry brine
  • Now is the time to put the loin into a vacuum sealed bag using your vacuum sealer. Remove all the air from the bag and seal. if you plan on doing a lot of sous-vide cooking I highly recommend you buy one of these units. The model I bought was well under $100 and it is great for managing your food.
    vacuum sealed pork loin
  • I always double seal each end of the bag just to make sure we get no leaks.
    double seal bag
  • Now it is time for the bath preheat sous-vide bath to 137 degrees Fahrenheit put the pork loin into the bath and then cook pork loin for four hours.
    put into sous vide bath
  • Remove loin from the cooking bag and pat dry the loin with paper towels.
    pat dry pork loin
  • Preheat your smoker or barbecue grill to 275 degrees Fahrenheit if you're using a grill please set up for indirect cooking. Smoke the pork loin for one and a half hours.
    put pork loin into smoker
  • The outcome of this type of cooking gives you the best of both worlds. The meat will be extremely tender and moist. Also, the smoker will add just the right amount of bark, texture, and color.
    finished pork loin

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Nutrition

Calories: 649kcal