Beef Au Jus
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Beef Au Jus

Chef John 22734

"This is the most minimalist method for doing a quick au jus for your prime rib of beef."
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15 m servings 53 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 401 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt fat in a skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk flour into beef fat; cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour beef broth into fat mixture; increase heat to high and bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Boil mixture until it thickens slightly; season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. 62 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

A nice jus for any beef roast or beef sandwich.

Most helpful critical review

A fine basic gravy, but not au jus in my opinion.

A nice jus for any beef roast or beef sandwich.

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 Sandwi...

Amazing!! My Husband could not get enough of this!!

Made this for New Years Day dinner w/Chef John's Prime Rib was fantastic!!! Word to the wise tho....I keep a baking stone in my oven and it retained too much heat and my roast ca...

A fine basic gravy, but not au jus in my opinion.

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.

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...

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 a...

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 l...