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Homemade Au Jus for Prime Rib

10 minute homemade au jus sauce for prime rib. Made with beef broth and no pan drippings. Add a rich and savory flavor boost to your favorite prime rib, roasted chicken, or french dip sandwiches!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6 people
Calories 72 kcal


  • Medium sauce pan
  • whisk


  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil on medium high heat. Add red onions and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the red wine, using a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan.
  • Lower heat to medium and add the butter and whisk until melted. Whisk in the beef broth, worcestershire sauce and salt.
  • Bring au jus sauce to a boil on high heat, and let it reduce for 5 minutes.
  • Strain the sauce and add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.


*Nutritional facts are only an estimate. Accuracy for nutritional information on any recipes on this site is not guaranteed.
  • If you do have beef drippings, use it instead of butter. 
  • Au jus is perfect for a rib roast or roast beef sandwiches!
  • No need to get fancy with the wine, a cheaper bottle will work well!
  • If you’re planning for a big feast, make this ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Serving: 6peopleCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 449mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 168IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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