Au Jus
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This rich and savory au jus recipe can be made with or without drippings!

Ideal for serving with my quick prime rib recipe, French dip sandwiches, or beef and noodles. So much taste, and it’s quick and simple.

Why Is This Recipe So Delicious?

  • Although au jus recipes can be frightening, I assure you that this one is simple. You’ll have no issue whipping up a delectable, flavorful sauce that will impress even the most discerning palates.
  • To acquire the best flavor, we employ the fewest ingredients possible! Some recipes call for just drippings, broth, and flour, which makes a simple au jus. This au jus recipe, on the other hand, includes a splash of red wine and Worcestershire sauce to truly elevate it!
  • It’s delicious with or without beef drippings! Sure, traditional au jus is made from beef drippings, but those aren’t always available, so it’s wonderful to have another option.
  • If you need to, you can easily make it paleo or gluten-free! Simply substitute a diet-friendly flour for all-purpose flour, and if you’re gluten-free, make sure your Worcestershire sauce is gluten-free!

How Do I Use Au Jus?

Au Jus Gravy
Food: Au Jus (Source: The Spruce Eats)

The French culinary word au jus (pronounced “zhoo”) means “with juice.” Using the meat’s own juice to make a sauce is a great, simple method to boost the flavor of your meaty recipes.

My recipe is fantastic because, while it has the same rich, savory flavor as a typical au jus, it doesn’t require any beef drippings. This makes it ideal for pre-made recipes or when you just want a sandwich dip!

Because au jus is essentially a thin gravy, it can be used in similar ways. It’s great with a meat entrée like prime rib roast or roast chicken, over beef and noodles, or as a beef slider dip.

Chef’s Advice

  • For the perfect au jus, you don’t need an expensive red wine. I propose a wine with some substance, such as a malbec or shiraz. For about $5 a bottle, you may easily locate one that’s ideal for cooking.
  • To keep the au jus from becoming clumpy, whisk it constantly while cooking. You want it to be as smooth as possible.
  • This au jus dish can be prepared ahead of time. Keep your au jus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can also freeze your au jus in an ice cube tray for up to 6 months, then transfer it to a sealable plastic bag or other airtight containers.
  • Make sure your Worcestershire sauce is gluten-free if you’re following a gluten-free diet. Malt vinegar, which contains wheat byproducts, may be present.

Recipe for Au Jus

5 minutes to prepare
10 minutes to cook
15 minutes total

This rich and savory au jus recipe can be made with or without drippings! Ideal for serving with my quick prime rib recipe, French dip sandwiches, or beef and noodles. So much taste, and it’s quick and simple.


  • 4 tablespoons butter or beef drippings
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup red wine or beef broth
  • 2 cups beef broth divided
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Saucepan


Au Jus- Prime Rib
Food: Au Jus (Source: The Spruce Eats)
  1. Melt butter (or beef drippings) in a saucepan over medium-high heat, then stir in flour. Thoroughly whisk until thin paste forms.
  2. In a saucepan, mix together the butter and flour.
  3. Mix the red wine into the flour mixture thoroughly. The mixture will probably turn purple and sticky. Cook for another 2 minutes over medium-high heat, or until the strong alcohol scent has faded.
  4. In a saucepan, combine the red wine, butter, and flour.
    12 cup beef broth, slowly poured in To blend, whisk vigorously.
  5. Pour in the remaining broth and Worcestershire sauce once the beef broth has been absorbed. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, or until it has thickened somewhat.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve and have fun!


  • Gluten-Free Option: Replace the all-purpose flour with 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour. Ensure that your Worcestershire sauce is gluten-free as well.
  • Use 2 tablespoons of cassava flour instead of all-purpose flour to make it Paleo.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving: 1serving
  • Calories: 69kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 294mg
  • Potassium: 59mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g,
  • Vitamin A: 175IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 8mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Net Carbs: 1g