This is the most minimalist method for doing a quick au jus for your prime rib of beef.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt fat in a skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk flour into beef fat; cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.

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  • Pour beef broth into fat mixture; increase heat to high and bring mixture to a boil.

  • Boil mixture until it thickens slightly; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

53 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 2.3g; fat 1.1g; cholesterol 17.5mg; sodium 439.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Very easy. I didn't have beef drippings, so used margarine, and used water and Better than Bullion for the beef broth. Takes 5 minutes, and was good with the Beef and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwiches I made it for. I ended up with more than I needed, so I just tossed the remainder in a soup I'm putting together for the crock pot. If you added more flour, this would also make some beef gravy. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2014
A fine basic gravy, but not au jus in my opinion. Read More
(31)
227 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 164
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
Very easy. I didn't have beef drippings, so used margarine, and used water and Better than Bullion for the beef broth. Takes 5 minutes, and was good with the Beef and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwiches I made it for. I ended up with more than I needed, so I just tossed the remainder in a soup I'm putting together for the crock pot. If you added more flour, this would also make some beef gravy. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(139)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2012
A nice jus for any beef roast or beef sandwich. Read More
(135)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2012
Amazing!! My Husband could not get enough of this!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
A ribeye prime rib roast will render a lot of fat out. Not wanting to use that much fat, I lifted the meat out of pan and poured all the drippings into a tall narrow plastic cup. I was able to ladle the fat off very easily. I then used just two tbls of the fat (discarding rest) in a skillet and proceeded to follow this recipe. I only used one can of good beef broth as I had a lot of meaty drippings despite having gotten rid of all the fat (about a cup or more!). The results were magnificent and still rich and decadent despite losing all that fat. It made an ample amount of the most delicious "jus" you've ever tasted. Not a real thick gravy, not a real thin pure jus either, but fantastic nonetheless. Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
Made this for New Years Day dinner w/Chef John's Prime Rib recipe......it was fantastic!!! Word to the wise tho....I keep a baking stone in my oven and it retained too much heat and my roast came out Medium instead of Med-Rare. Lesson learned!! Just gives me an excuse to try it again tonight!! This Au Jus was delicious with the roast and I will be making it also tonight ;-) Thanks Chef John!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2014
A fine basic gravy, but not au jus in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2013
When my six year old finished his prim rib he picked up his Au Jus sauce bowl and drank it, then said "mom, can I have more of this soup?" Everyone laughed and laughed, awesome moment. Thank you Chef John! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2013
This is delicious and simple to make. I was cooking a nice prime rib and I hadn't any au jus packages and so I went to the internet to see what I could find. This was better than any package and it is my go to recipe now. I use the beef broth in the carton. What I don't use I freeze in 1 cup tupperware for use another day. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2013
We made this for roast beef sandwiches. We didn't have beef drippings so we just used the same amount of butter instead and it still came out great. Read More
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