Sous Vide Pork Chops Recipe

Two cooked sous vide pork chops in cast iron skillet with sprig of rosemary and garlic clove.

Sous Vide Pork Chops – Juicy & delicious with no fear of overcooking. Cooking pork chops sous vide results in the most tender, flavorful pork you’ve ever tasted with the help of a FoodSaver® preservation system and bags.

This post is sponsored by FoodSaver®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s a good thing that we have a large pantry in our new home, because I really just can’t keep away from all the kitchen gadgets. Quickly, the sous vide is becoming more and more used in our house.

I love that sous vide is basically a set it and forget it way of cooking. Meaning you can put your food in the water bath, walk away, and let it cook for anywhere to an hour to hours on end with no fear of overcooking. That’s because sous vide cooks up to a certain temperature, and then just holds your food there until you’re ready to eat.

Can You Overcook with a Sous Vide?

  • While your food will not overcook in sous vide, it can lose texture and become mushy. So, for cuts of meat, like pork chops, chicken and steaks, I aim to not cook for longer than four hours.

How to Sous Vide Pork Chops

  1. Vacuum seal to remove as much air as possible.
  2. Cook 1-4 hours.
  3. Remove from sous vide and pat dry well with paper towels.
  4. Sear pork chops in a heavy skillet.

Step by step diagram of sealing, cooking and searing sous vide pork chops.

How Long Do You Cook Sous Vide Pork Chops?

  • Cook pork chops for 1-4 hours sous vide. After four hours, the meat may begin to lose some of its texture.

How to Season Sous Vide Pork Chops

  • I like to season my pork chops with salt and pepper before placing them in sous vide. Some people will also add aromatics, like fresh herbs and garlic before cooking. However, I’ve found that I prefer to season my pork chops after the sous vide, when they go into the skillet to brown, since you need to pat the pork chops dry before the skillet step.
  • In the skillet, I add oil and butter, then a few cloves of garlic and fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme. The herbs get nice and crispy in the buttery skillet and then they can be crumbled over the pork chops.
  • You can also season the pork chops with a good sprinkle of cajun seasoning if you like some heat! I find that delicious, especially when served with a side of red beans & rice.
  • Another option is to serve the pork chops with a side of green mojo sauce. Absolutely delicious!

Two pork chops on a grey plate next to pat of butter and garlic cloves. Finished cooking sous vide ready to be seared.

Sous Vide Vacuum Seal Bags & Vacuum Sealing

  • After cooking sous vide for a while, I decided it was definitely worth the investment to purchase a FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer. While you can seal using the water displacement method, I always found that I wasn’t quite able to get all the air out of my bag effectively. With the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer Bags the seal is extra tight. I also love that I can use the sealer to seal my meat right when I purchase it from the store, ensuring that it stays extra fresh. Or, you can even pop that meat right in the freezer after sealing it. Then you can sous vide from frozen, with no need to defrost first!

2 pork chops in foodsaver bag being sealed.Pork chops in sous vide water bath.

Can You Sous Vide Frozen Pork Chops?

  • Yes! When cooking frozen pork chops sous vide, simply add one hour to the cook time (so cook for 1-5 hours).
  • One of my favorite parts of sous vide cooking is that you can cook from frozen. This makes the FoodSaver® Preservation System especially useful. When I get home from the store, I vacuum seal my meat and pop it in the freezer. Super easy!

Two cooked sous vide pork chops in cast iron skillet with sprig of rosemary and garlic clove.

Sliced pork chop of black plate with scattered fried herbs.

What to Serve with Sous Vide Pork Chops:

Sous Vide Recipes:

Wine Pairings for Pork Chops: 

  • Pork pairs awesomely with Pinot Noir. It’s a light bodied red that doesn’t overpower the flavors and the bright acidity is a nice match for the slight fattiness in the pork.

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Two cooked sous vide pork chops in cast iron skillet with sprig of rosemary and garlic clove.

Sous Vide Pork Chops

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sous vide pork chops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 368 kcal

Sous Vide Pork Chops - Juicy & delicious with no fear of overcooking. Cooking pork chops sous vide results in the most tender, flavorful pork you've ever tasted. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless pork chops 1 ½ inches thick
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 smashed garlic cloves optional
  • Fresh herbs Rosemary, Thyme, etc. (optional)

Instructions

  1. Set sous vide to 140-degrees.
  2. Slide the pork chops into a FoodSaver bag and seal using vacuum sealer. Alternatively, you can use the water displacement method.
    2 pork chops in foodsaver bag being sealed.
  3. Place the bag in the water bath, making sure not to block the intake or output sections of the sous vide, and cook for the desired time (1 to 4 hours).
    Pork chops in sous vide water bath.
  4. Remove pork chops from bag and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Pat them very dry with paper towels then season again with salt and pepper.
    Two pork chops on a grey plate next to pat of butter and garlic cloves. Finished cooking sous vide ready to be seared.
  5. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat.
  6. Once sizzling hot, add pork chops and sear for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until golden. Add butter and garlic and herbs (if using).
    Two cooked sous vide pork chops in cast iron skillet with sprig of rosemary and garlic clove.
  7. Flip the pork chops and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer, while continually spooning the butter mixture over the chops. Remove from skillet and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
    Sliced sous vide pork chop of black plate with scattered fried herbs.

Recipe Notes

If cooking pork chops from frozen, add 1 hour to the cook time. 

You can easily double this recipe. The cook time will remain the same, but the amount of oil, butter and herbs & garlic used should be doubled as well. 

Nutrition Facts
Sous Vide Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 500mg14%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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