Beef Au Jus
This is the most minimalist method for doing a quick au jus for your prime rib of beef.
This is the most minimalist method for doing a quick au jus for your prime rib of beef.
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
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!
A nice jus for any beef roast or beef sandwich.
Amazing!! My Husband could not get enough of this!!
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.
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!!!!
A fine basic gravy, but not au jus in my opinion.
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!
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.
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.
Easy, solid recipe. I didn't have to add many seasonings, as the meat drippings from my roast beef were very flavorful. I did deglaze with a splash of sherry before adding beef stock, threw in a pinch of thyme, finished with a tbsp of butter. I wasn't sure if I wanted to skip the roast and just drink the jus!
I hate gravy. As a result, I have never made it. Not once. Not ever. This year, I made it. Using this recipe. It was amazing, and it couldn't have been easier. I used GF flour instead of regular all-purpose flour, and it still came out great.
A true au jus does not have flour in it. But that being said this is wonderful for dipping sandwiches. Mad Chef John's Prime Rib and having French dip sandwiches for lunch today. I did add a bit of herbs du provence I had made for the roast. Yummie!!!!!!!
Perfect accompaniment to our prime rib and Yorkshire pudding! I did use a little more beef broth than called for but only because I had more people and I added a little extra beef drippings as well. No salt added either.
From the mouth of my 8 yr old, "This gravy is yummy gravy". I thickened it for more of a gravy than Au Jus. I also like using Cornstarch rather than flour.
Chef John, you rock! This was easy peasy to make after roasting my prime rib, and it tasted wonderful! I like a little zing in my au jus, so I added a dash of Worcestershire Sauce. Otherwise, I treated this like gospel. So delicious!
Fabulous....used it with Chef John's prime rib and just to die for. Got it nice and boiling hot to offset the room temperature beef. Couldn't have been more perfect!
I just made Chef John's Prime Rib and this au jus with the drippings - excellent!!!!!
Wonderful Recipe! One of the best prime ribs we've ever had
I prepared this recipe for our immediate family gathering for Christmas, 2013. It served as both au jus for our prime rib and gravy for our garlic mashed potatoes. It's not a thick gravy, which is fine; as far as I know, au jus should be on the thin side, though the flour does provide a little body, which is nice. This one is smooth and easy and only needed a little salt and pepper. It's just what we had in mind.
Delicious topping for potatoes too!
I thought this was good. I'm not a big fan of au jus but the other people thought it was great. Tasting it on beef, I thought it was good. Tasting it alone, I thought it was bland but again, I'm not a big fan of au jus. I just knew I had to make it for the meal I was serving so this recipe was great for that.
I omitted the flour and added a tsp of kitchen boquet for more depth and flavor.
I used all the drippings, which was more than 1/4 cup, about 1 1/2 cups, so that means I need more flour and beef broth. I just eyeballed the consistency of the gravy and it was the best I've ever made. That recipe is a keeper! I didn't change anything but the amount. I got great compliments from my picky eater kids!
Had this with Chef John's prime rib recipe. Went together beautifully.
it turned out so amazing, will do this again
Have to say this is a very tasty au jus...and super easy too. I made a prime rib roast for a special dinner last week (my first). It turned out pretty wonderful and gave me just enough drippings to use in the au jus base. I made my own decked-out mashed potatoes and Parmesan asparagus ~served the prime rib with the au jus and creamy hot horseradish and dinner was a hit! I appreciate this site so much--you can find find almost any recipe here and reviews/suggestions to help you out too! Thanks all--and specially you Chef John!!
Easy and basic. I made Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib, so I had glorious beef drippings to make this sauce with. Mine didn't need any additional salt because my drippings had plenty. People wanted to drink this!
This is really, really good. As true with so many of his recipes, Chef John did not disappoint. I would; however, agree with the reviewer that noted this is more of a gravy over a true au jus. That being said, the flavors are so fantastic that I'm going to try to make it next time w/out the thickening element because it was certainly an added star to our Prime Rib dinner. (My one, minor complaint would be that because you're using the beef fat, it does congeal when it cools and gets a little "greasy" when heated up. But not a big enough complaint to deter us from making this a repeat in our house!)
This isn't what I think au jus is. This came out as gravy. I know how to make gravy. Misunderstood I guess.
Very good thin gravy, but definitely not au jus.
a good gravy recipe, not au jus.
Has decent taste but it's not au jus. It's more of a gravy. An au jus is just juice and has no flour
Easy and perfect result.
Yes, it's not a true Au Jus of course, but everyone at the table loved it. Oh, and it tasted so good!
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! No Lie, this is the real deal here! I made it EXACTLY as written, using the pan drippings from my prime rib and it was PERFECTION! My ONLY thing was that I felt like I should have used more salt, but that's TOTALLY ON ME! :-) It is so good, so easy to make, and, AGAIN, Oh, so good! I HIGHLY recommend that you try this recipe. As ALWAYS, Chef John NEVER disappoints ! Thanks Chef John; you've done it again
Oh my gaaaah, so perfect. Followed recipe exactly, served it with prime rib at Christmas.
I used this recipe" what do you expect? it was perfect, I have also applied this method to a Costco Prime rib, Perfect, I was nervous searing a 10 lb piece of Prime grade standing rib roast for 50 minutes, However there is NO way Chef John is going to let you down,, I might get the courage to up it up and attempt a 15 lb next time
Super simple and tasted great
Quick easy and delicious. I didnt have any fat from roast so I substituted with butter and it came out great.
Easy. Delish. No guesswork! Perfect with Chef John's standing rib roast recipe.
My wife loved it! She can be picky, and she was astounded.
I made this to go with Chef John's prime rib. It was perfect!
Perfect spot on.
I made this for New Years eve dinner and everyone loved it and thought it was even better than the best restaurant.
Disappointed! This isn't au jus, it's gravy. While the recipe tastes okay for gravy, I was trying to make au jus to go with our Christmas Prime Rib.
Made it with Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib. We all loved it, it's a keeper.
Did exactly as written. It was good but needed a little stronger flavor to compliment the prime rib. I took the little bit of juice after cutting into the roast and added it to the mixture. Tasty!
This was ok/so so, this recipe is more like a thick gravy to me and not au jus. Tasty bland so I added more pan drippings.
It was just O.K. A 101 recipe for Au Jus base.
I made this with my Prime Rib for Christmas and to be honest it was not good. Served it along side the Prime Rib and nobody used it. I tried it and it is just not au jus.
I made the sauce I didn't have beef stock so I used chicken stock instead so it's not as dark also added mushrooms, but all I can say is yummy yummy and I cannot wait for dinner my husband will enjoy thank you chef John for the inspiration!
A simple recipe which was flavorful and smooth! The consistency was more attuned to a gravy so I needed it a bit thinner for the au jus. I took a bit of beef stock, added some organic molasses and the prepared recipe (didn’t measure but needed only s small amt. so guesstimate would be 1/2 c. stock, 1 T. prepared recipe and about a teaspoon of molasses. Gave great color and still preserved the terrific flavor, yet was a thinner consistency for a French dip sandwich.
I'm sorry Chef John. All your recipes have been great, but I disagree with you on this one. There is no flour in au jous. That would make it a gravy.
This was so flavorful. The Au Jus thickened just enough that we also used it as a gravy on our potatoes. I can't wait to eat the leftovers!
This was good. I used beef broth that my husband had made and frozen.
Made this yesterday (as written) to serve with the "Foolproof Rib Roast". Would definitely omit the salt because rib roast rubs in general are salty. There was also a comment in the recipe to refer to the "footnote", but I couldn't find it. Also didn't care for the "cloudy" look of the au jus--used to a clear one. The taste over all was very good. Next time will either reduce or eliminate the flour. Overall though a very good recipe!!
I made this more or less as specified in the recipe. I used beef bone stock that I made myself from bones from the butcher and a roast we had earlier, so the stock was REALLY good. I'm not sure if it was the bone stock or the recipe, but in any case it was terrific.
The Au Jus was very good.
Easy and delicious. I used it with leftover Brisket, everyone loved it.
I just made the Au Jus to go with the Prime Rib my boyfriend made tonight and it turned out perfect! Thank you Chef John!
Kind of amazing... Served with prime rib on Christmas Day and everyone loved it. And it couldn't be any easier to prepare. Yum. Yum. Thank you for the recipe!
excellent au jus!!!
Perfect! Made this with Chef John Prime rib today for Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit. I served the au jus n ramekins along side of the prime rib. Excellent!
Wasn't crazy about this. Thought it was very bland.
All I can say is YUM!
after this i think my husband was ready to marry me all over again... followed this to the T... wowwwww!!!!
Very good, very basic. For people who just want the simple flavor of the beef without any fancy "extracurriculars". The only trouble I had was that the flour and fat kind of bunched up into a few blobs before I added the broth. I was afraid that it would turn into a disastrous lumpy gravy. Maybe there wasn't quite enough fat left in the pan? Anyway, once I added the broth and started whisking, the flour began to dissolve and everything turned out ok. The gravy got very positive reviews. Phew.
I made a prime rib roast using Chef John's 'Method X' recipe. The coating I used was the Garlic Prime Rib recipe from this website. This au jus was so good, yum! It went perfectly with the meat. Thank you, Chef John, for another fabulous recipe!
I've made this recipe for years.
Used a bone in 4 lb roast. I did leave it cook for 5 extra minutes at 500 (25 min total) as we like our meat a little more well done. It turned out perfect, delicious! Made the au jus as well. great meal!
My husband, who is the chef in this household, could not stop complementing me on this jus. I’ve never made something like this, but it’s super easy to do. I used prime rib scraps for “drippings”, frying them in a cast iron skillet since we were smoking the prime rib on the Traeger, then added some beef concentrate for a little stronger flavor. Delicious!
Made as recommended. Very good; it a keeper!
I have a couple of questions. I have a convection oven. If I use that feature do I have to change anything about Chef John's instructions? And I am having the butcher cut the bone off and tying them back on. Will that change anything?
Used broth from slow cooked beef roast. Added salt, pepper and cilantro to taste, very good.
Great simple recipe. Chef John does it again. Watch the video.... Easier to execute the recipe if you watch the video.
Along with the standing rib roast this was beyond belief wonderful. Selfishly of me, I’m glad I didn’t invite anyone to eat with us as we were able to make two meals out of it. I followed the recipe word for word and it turned out exactly as it was meant to. It was bursting with flavor and easy peasy to make.
I baked the custard. Went exactly by the instructions. The pudding before the oven was delicious! Then I baked it. It wasn't as great afterwards.
It was amazing!! I made an 8 lb prime rib roast for Christmas Day. Saved the fat drippings and made this lovely Au-Jus tonight. Used it to make french dip sandwiches from the leftover roast pieces. I have saved this recipe and will use it from now on. Thanks Chef John!!
I made it exactly as written and it was very good. Two comments though. The recipe refers to a footnote which I could not find. So I recommend watching the video on how to make it. In the video it explains that the 1/4 fat drippings is in addition to the meat juices in the pan which is not clear in the given directions or ingredients. I think it would make quite a difference in the outcome. If you make it according to the recipe as stated, the outcome is more gravy-like as some other reviewers have stated. It was good, but not as good as it would have been had I made it according to the video.
Perfect, even after I had to modify. I was out of beef broth so used 1 cup of chicken broth and 1 cup Merlot. The Fond, juices and fat were enough to give it a very beefy flavor. Everyone loved it. After the beef was gone I used the leftovers to make a gravy by mixing with a bit more roux. I use this method for all my gravies now. Super simple, super tasty.
Awesome recipe. I need to say this though... since I am French Canadian :-) "au" pronounces like "oh" . ;-)
I followed it with a 3.5lb beef tender roast and my kids, who do not eat any type of “gravy looking” sauce, devoured it!! I have NEVER attempted anything like that and if I can successfully do it, anyone can!! Great step by step and easy to follow directions
As usual another winner of John’s.
I used left over bacon oil instead of steak oil Yummy.
Very Good Gravy!!! Also very easy to make and will make this often....
I've made this recipe for years.
Quick and easy. Make sure to season it with plenty of salt and pepper. Will definitely make again...
Made this AuJus this evening. We loved this recipe. Made no adjustments. I had everything left over from Christmas dinner. Prime Rib. I did make my own baguettes for the sandwich. I highly recommend you to give this recipe a try.
This is the best recipe ever. It was brown and a bit crispy on the outside and deliciously pink and juicy on the inside
Easy and delicious and I LIKE easy. 'Nuf said.
Excellent! Made this last night with Chef John's Prime Rib recipe, it was perfect! Simple, quick and easy!
Made exactly per directions to go along with Chef John's recipe for prime rib. It was delicious. Both recipes are definitely keepers. I did not add any additional salt or pepper.
Very simple to make and I loved that there was some minimal texture to this au jus- so unlike the watery kind I usually am served. Excellent flavor! You can't go wrong with this one.
Easy to make and very flavorful! Will use this as “go-to” au jus!
Simpl;e Sauce, great flavor!