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A cup of au jus sauce next to prime rib

Au Jus Recipe

This au jus recipe is so rich and flavorful and can be made with or without drippings! Perfect alongside my easy prime rib recipe, for French dip sandwiches, or over beef and noodles. So much flavor, quick, and easy.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American, French
Keyword gravy, holiday dinner, prime rib
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 69kcal


  • Saucepan


  • 4 tablespoons butter or beef drippings
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour see Notes for gluten free or paleo
  • ¼ cup red wine or beef broth
  • 2 cups beef broth divided
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter (or beef drippings) then sprinkle in flour. Whisk thoroughly until thin paste forms.
    butter and flour in a sauce pan with a whisk
  • Vigorously mix red wine into flour mixture. Mixture will likely become purple and gooey. Continue cooking over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until sharp alcohol smell is gone.
    red wine, butter, and flour in a sauce pan
  • Slowly pour in ½ cup of beef broth. Whisk vigorously to combine.
  • Once beef broth is incorporated, pour in remaining broth and Worcestershire sauce. Bring mixture to boil and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!



  • Make it Gluten Free: Use 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour in place of the all-purpose flour. Make sure your Worcestershire sauce is gluten-free, too.
  • Make it Paleo: Use 2 tablespoons cassava flour in place of the all-purpose flour.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 1g