Let me show you how easy perfect pork chops can be.

Time to make Sous Vide Pork Chops!

Serves 4-6



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A few days ago, I sous vided some pork chops (seasoned with Sagemary finishing salt and pepper, cooked at 134-140 F for 2 hours) so I’d have them ready for dinner tonight. Tonight, I took them out of the fridge…

Seasoned pork chops with sagemary finishing salt and pepper, vacuum sealed to be cooked sous vide.

…and dunked them into my SousVide Supreme that I’d filled and pre-heated to 134-140F. (Update: you can also use a sous vide  immersion circulator like this one.)

Four packets of seasoned pork chops in a SousVide Supreme.

I let them steep in the bath for 30 minutes while I prepped my other sides (garlic cauliflower “mashed potatoes,” roasted carrots, green beans with balsamic vinegar and slivered almonds, and herb gravy).  When time was up, I took the chops out of the bath and dried ‘em with a paper towel. Ugly and unappetizing, right?

Paleo and Whole30 sous vide pork chops sitting on a plate.

But then I seared them off in my cast iron skillet with some melted lard. I left the chops undisturbed for a minute on each side…

Paleo and Whole30 sous vide pork chops searing on a cast iron skillet.

…and then, using tongs, I seared the fatty edges of each chop.  Watch for grease fires!

Someone searing the fatty end of a pork chop in a cast iron skillet.

(Nowadays, I just char the chops with my kitchen torch.)

Then, I plated everything up.  Looks pretty good for a weeknight dinner, no?

Seared sous vide pork chops sitting on a plate.

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Sous Vide Pork Chops

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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4
Let me show you how easy perfect pork chops are!


  • 4 pork chops
  • Sagemary finishing salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lard or your fat of choice
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  • Set your SousVide Supreme at 134-140°F. Season your pork chops with salt and pepper. Vacuum seal the pork chops.
  • Dunk the pork chops in the SousVide Supreme for 2 hours. Take the pork out and put in an ice bath and store in the fridge until you're ready to cook them.
  • When you're ready to cook the pork chops, put them back into the SousVide Supreme at 134-140°F for 30 minutes. While it's cooking, prep your veggie sides.
  • Take the pork out of the bath and dry them with a paper towel. Heat the lard in a cast iron skillet on high and sear the chops for 1 minute on each side, undisturbed. Then, using tons, sear the fatty edges of each chop.


Calories: 273kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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