Take your favorite beef recipes from just okay to OUTSTANDING with this gluten-free au jus recipe! Using super simple ingredients and ready in less than 5 minutes, this easy recipe is an absolute no-brainer!
Au jus is a French term meaning “with the juice.” And if fancy French cooking terms make you feel nervous and unqualified, let me ease your mind. Au jus is actually a deliciously simple way to create meat dishes that are juicy and full of flavor. Plus it’s safe for people with both Celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
How to Use Au Jus Sauce
Ah, au jus sauce. It is the perfect finishing touch to many dishes. But what, exactly, is this flavorful liquid? And how do you use it?
Contrary to popular belief, au jus sauce is not just a fancy name for beef gravy. Au jus sauce is actually a very specific type of gravy made from the juices of roast beef. It’s traditionally served with roast beef sandwiches, but can also be used as a dipping sauce for other meats or as a flavorful addition to mashed potatoes or other dishes.
So how do you use au jus sauce? It’s simple! Just remember the three C’s: Classics, Creativity, and Caution.
Classics: When in doubt, always go with the classics. A good au jus should compliment, not mask, the flavor of your food. So if you’re serving roast beef sandwiches, pair them with a simple au jus made from beef broth and roasted beef juices. For extra flavor, add a bit of Worcestershire sauce or Dijon mustard.
Creativity: Want to get creative with your au jus? Go ahead! Try adding different herbs and spices to create a unique flavor profile. Some popular additions include rosemary, thyme, garlic, and onion. Just be sure not to go overboard – a little goes a long way when it comes to seasoning au jus sauce.
Caution: When using au jus sauce, beware of two things: salt and fat. Too much salt will make your sauce extra salty; too much fat will make it greasy and oily. When adding seasonings to your au jus, taste as you go and adjust accordingly. Also, be sure to skim any excess fat off the top before serving.
Now that you know how to use au jus sauce like a pro, go forth and enjoy!
Is Au Jus Gluten Free?
This is a question that has been plaguing the minds of many gluten-free diners.
Okay maybe it doesn’t plague your mind, but it is certainly nice to know 🙂
After all, what is au jus but beef stock thickened with flour? However, there is hope for those of us who can’t stomach gluten. While traditional au jus is made with flour, it is easy to swap out flour for gluten-free flour or cornstarch. And that is exactly what we are going to do below!
Can I Buy Gluten Free Au Jus Mix?
Well, this recipe is really really easy and will almost assuredly taste better than a mix (and I’m only a little biased), but there are gluten-free au jus mixes you can purchase both online and in stores.
As I am writing this, the options listed below are gluten free, but sometimes brands change their recipes. So, as always, be sure to check the ingredients list to make sure the mix is still gluten-free.
- Knorr Professional Instant Au Jus Mix (the one that says gluten-free on the package)
- Orrington Farms Restuarant Style Au Jus Mix
Okay, okay. Recipe time.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to the most marvelous homemade au jus sauce.
Gather the Ingredients
First things first. You will need a handful of simple ingredients for this sauce including:
- beef broth
- gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
- gluten-free, all-purpose flour
See? Told you this stuff was easy! I bet you have all of these in your pantry right now!
Gluten Free Au Jus Recipe
Let me present to you the recipe for a classically delicious, easy au jus sauce. There are many ways to enjoy the sauce. My personal favorite, and the way my family most often uses it, is paired with warm french dip sandwiches topped with sauteed onions and melted provolone cheese. Mmmm…so many yummy memories 🙂
Delectable Gluten Free Au Jus Sauce
Take your favorite beef recipes from just okay to OUTSTANDING
with this flavorful gluten-free au jus recipe!
- 4 tbs butter
- 2 tbs all-purpose, gluten-free flour
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Once melted, add in the flour and whisk thoroughly until it becomes a thin paste.
- Slowly pour in the beef broth, mixing continuously, until the butter and flour are fully incorporated.
- Add in the Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil, stirring often.
- Once the sauce begins to thicken, about 3 - 5 minutes, your au jus sauce is ready to serve!
How to store leftover au jus: The sauce is best served straight away,
but you can also store it in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 580mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
Gluten-Free Au Jus Serving Suggestion
To prepare gluten-free French dip sandwiches, simply place gluten-free hoagie rolls (or any gluten-free roll)on a baking dish alongside slices of roast beef topped with Swiss cheese (or your favorite cheese).
Bake at 350 degrees for 5 – 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the roll is nicely toasted. Remove from the oven, assemble the sandwiches and serve with a warm cup of au jus for dipping! SO GOOD!
The Wrap Up
So there you have it! With this incredible homemade au jus, you can enjoy all of your favorite beef dishes without having to worry about added gluten. So go ahead and indulge in a delicious French dip sandwich or prime rib roast without any guilt. And as always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below! Happy gluten-free munching! 🙂
More GF Dinner Ideas
If you liked this gluten-free au jus recipe, be sure to check out my other favorite recipes for tasty gluten-free dinners.
Monday 30th of January 2023
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