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Easy Au Jus Recipe

Au Jus Recipe

We all agree that the best au jus is made from pan drippings. But this easy au jus recipe is a great substitute when you have no drippings.

Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 92 kcal
Author Frederick Schramm



  1. Add the oil to a saucepan, and onions, and cook to caramelize (about 5 -10 minutes).

  2. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.

  3. Deglaze the pan with Vermouth.

  4. Add Worcestershire sauce and cook for another minute, stirring so it doesn't stick.

  5. Add the beef broth and bring to a light boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 3 minutes.

  6. Create a slurry by mixing the flour and water in a small bowl until smooth. Whisk into the pan and simmer for a few minutes.


I leave mine chunky, but if you prefer a smooth au jus, strain the broth and return it to the pan prior to adding the slurry.

Make ahead of time and refrigerate up to a week.

Freeze it and it will last for six or more months. Keep in mind that while it will keep even longer, the flavor will fade over time.

Nutrition Facts
Au Jus Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 Tbsp)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 453mg19%
Potassium 435mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.