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au jus sauce for prime rib in a metal bowl with a whisk
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Au Jus for Prime Rib

Learn how to make the best Au Jus for Prime Rib with only 3 simple ingredients, plus pan drippings, following my easy 5-minute recipe!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: au jus, au jus recipe, how to make au jus, Prime rib au jus
Servings: 2 cups or so
Calories: 117kcal


  • Roasting pan from roast beef, or saucepan
  • Wooden spoon or spatula


  • 1 cup beef broth or juices from prime rib
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup red wine
  • drippings from prime rib


  • Place the roasting pan from cooking prime rib on the stove over low heat after removing the roast from the pan. If you prefer, you can also use a separate pan to cook the beef au jus.
    Whisk Worcestershire Sauce and Red Wine into the dish along with drippings from the beef. If using the original roasting pan, scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan for extra flavor. A wooden spoon works best for this.
    1 cup red wine, drippings from prime rib, 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    Au jus for prime rib in a white bowl mixing with red wine
  • Add Beef Broth or juices from the prime rib. Bring to a simmer. Serve hot with sliced prime rib, and enjoy!
    1 cup beef broth
    Mixing au jus in a white bowl



How to Store Au Jus
  • Allow your beef au jus to cool, then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
How to Freeze Au Jus
  • Let your au jus cool first, then store in an airtight, freezer-safe container with enough room for expansion at the top (at least an inch of space). Store in the freezer for up to 3 months and reheat on low heat over the stove. Alternatively, store in an ice cube tray, then transfer to a freezer bag, for individual portions of au jus.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 285mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg