This Au Jus is a French term meaning "with juice." The term is used to describe the serving
of meat, most often prime rib roast, surrounded in or served with a
container of the natural juices that were produced as drippings while the
meat was being cooked. It is not thick like a typical sauce or gravy.
Learn how to cook the
Perfect Prime Rib Roast.
Au Jus - Au Jus Beef Juice
cooked prime rib roast is standing or resting for the required
resting period, make the "au jus" sauce.
Making Au Jus is more of a technique and not a recipe. You will
have to do this by feel or guess work. It depends on how much
juice is left in your pan (plus the juice from slicing the prime
rib roast), and how many people you will be serving. Add your
beef broth and/or wine according to how much Au Jus you think
you will need for each person being served. I wish I could give
you exact directions, but it is impossible to have an exact
recipe for this.
Condiments and Sauces,
Prime Rib Roast
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Beef juices from cooked Prime Rib Roast
Red wine (of your choice)**
* The au jus will
only be as good as your beef stock (and also the red wine you
use), so it is recommended that you use homemade beef stock, if
possible. If you must use canned stock, buy the best you can
find, but forget about using salty, artificially-flavored
** I like to add some of the same red
wine that I will be serving with the meal.
Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat
(leaving the beef juices in the pan) from the roasting
pan and discard the remaining fat (or reserve if making
Place the roasting pan on two (2) burners on medium heat. Add the beef
stock and stir to release any browned bits in the pan. Add red wine of your choice.
Bring mixture to a boil and cook until the stock is slightly reduced, about 5
minutes. NOTE: Au jus is not thick like a typical sauce or gravy.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer to a gravy boat or serve in small individual containers for each guest.
Use any left over Prime Rib and Au Jus for making
French Dip Sandwiches for your family the next day. So good!