Homemade Au Jus

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I have one of two recipes this week that are way more delicious than they look. As a food photographer sometimes there are certain foods that elude my newbie abilities to make them look as good as they taste. I hope that doesn’t deter you from trying these recipes because, believe me, they are worth it.

For Christmas Eve dinner we had a prime rib roast and what’s better the next day than a french dip. We were just going to buy some beef broth or au jus in a jar, but I really wanted to try and make my own. So after researching a few recipes we made this.

I will never buy au jus in a jar again. Never. Ever. It was that good.




Homemade Au Jus
  • olive oil, just enough to saute
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • ⅛ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2½ cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp flour
  1. In a saute pan add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, add the onions and let cook over medium heat until caramelized.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a small simmer.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Add beef broth and bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  6. Strain broth in a strainer and then return it to pot. Add flour and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Mama Loves Food




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  1. I don’t know that I’ve made au jus without any meat drippings before but this would make it easy to make before hand! I need to keep this on file.

  2. You are such a life saver Julie. We are going to the grocery store tomorrow because we’re making French Dip Sandwiches this week and we were just going to get the packet of Au Jus sauce to make, this will be so much better!!

  3. Yum! I love au jus!!

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