Red Wine Au Jus

This delicious au jus made with dry red wine is a perfect complement to prime rib.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Keyword au jus, sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 35 kcal


Red Wine Au Jus:

  • Drippings from the roasting pan
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • salt
US Customary - Metric


  1. You can prepare au jus while prime rib is resting. 

  2. I do not like to use the same roasting pan to cook au jus because it's hard to cook in a rectangle roasting pan over circular burner evenly. But, we still need to get all those great drippings out of the roasting pan. 

  3. Simply heat up the roasting pan over the largest burner, over medium heat. Preheat a different cooking pan over another burner on medium heat. (Make sure the pan is large enough to cook au jus.)

  4. Add wine to the roasting pan, to deglaze and lift all the meat drippings. Use a wood spatula to scrape the bottom of the roasting pan and lift all the drippings from all parts of the pan.

  5. Pour everything from the roasting pan into the preheated cooking pan.

  6. Add beef stock, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring it to simmer and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until about half of the mixture is cooked out. Stir once in a while.

  7. You can portion au jus into individual remekins for servings. 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Red Wine Au Jus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35
% Daily Value*
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.