Ever really want a French Dip Sandwich but don’t have a roast lying around to make the dip part? No worries, we’ve got you covered with this simple Au Jus recipe!
One of my absolute favorite sandwiches is the French Dip Sandwich (or in my house, the French Dip Crescent), but I tend to make it from roast beef lunch meat so I don’t have any pan drippings to make an easy Au Jus. So sad, right? No!!!
Because I’ve come up with a fantastically simple Au Jus recipe that requires no pan drippings! And, bonus? You can freeze it in small batches to pull out whenever you’re craving a tasty French Dip.
Can you guess what day of the year this recipe gets the most views? It’s Christmas! I guess everyone’s accidentally throwing out the roast juices and needing to make some au jus without it? I’m not sure, but I do love seeing that I’m able to help out with your holiday dinners!
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- What is the difference between beef broth and au jus?
- Arguably, not much. The difference between what we call an au jus sauce and beef broth is that “au jus” is the drippings from the meat being cooked, and beef broth is sometimes added.
- What is beef au jus?
- Beef Au Jus is a French term meaning “with juice.” It describes the serving of red meat (often prime rib) with the drippings produced while the beef was cooking.
- How do you make a French dip sandwich?
- A French Dip is traditionally made with prime rib and Swiss or provolone cheese on French bread, then served with Au Jus. We like to make it into a French Dip Crescent though!
Easy Au Jus Ingredients:
- olive oil, just enough to saute
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (I used jarred)
- 1/8 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 teaspoon flour (optional)
Easy Au Jus Directions:
- Caramelize the onions in a small amount of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for a minute or two more.
- Deglaze the pot with white wine, then add Worcestershire sauce and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
- Add beef broth and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Strain broth and then return it to pot. Add flour and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve with French Dips and ENJOY!