Sous Vide McRib


Cole Wagoner developed a deep appreciation and high expectations for the quality of food during his years living in Portland, a city with some serious food game. When Cole met the girl of his dreams, he followed her across the country from his beloved home state of Oreg ...

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The McRib sandwich is a fast food icon, for good reason. Introduced in 1981, it's an international sensation for the better part of 4 decades...but at the end of the day, it's fast food. There's a better way. The Anova way! We use baby back ribs and pork shoulder, cook it to tender perfection, then press it into a pan to hold a patty shape. Sear to serve, and top with sticky, sweet barbecue sauce, onions and pickles on a soft hoagie roll!
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Ingredients for 6

  • 1 rack baby back ribs

  • 1.5 lbs of boneless pork shoulder

  • 1/2 cup Meat Church Honey Hog, or your favorite sweet and smoky BBQ rub

  • Dill pickles, sliced

  • White onion, sliced

  • 6 soft hoagie rolls

  • 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce


  • Step 1

    Set your Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 165ºF / 73.9ºC

  • Step 2

    Season ribs and pork shoulder with seasoning. Place in resealable or vacuum bag.

  • Step 3

    Place in water bath and sous vide for 18-24 hours.

    • Assembling the McRib

    • Step 1

      Remove ribs and pork shoulder from water bath. Place in ice water bath for 30 min,

    • Step 2

      Remove ribs and pork from bag. Remove bones from ribs and discard. Combine ribs and pork shoulder in large bowl and roughly shred meat.

    • Step 3

      Transfer meat to cutting board, and using a large knife, finely chop the meat until finely shredded and chopped.

    • Step 4

      Place meat in a 9"x13" baking sheet or pan, and press to form one large patty, 1/4" thick. Cover with plastic wrap or parchment paper and place in freezer for two hours.

    • Step 5

      Remove from fridge, slice into 6 individual patties.

    • Step 6

      Heat oil over over medium heat, and add patties to hot skillet. Sear for 3 minutes per side, basting with BBQ sauce, until warmed through.

    • Step 7

      Place McRib patty on bun, top with BBQ sauce, slivered onions, and pickles.

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