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Classic French Au Jus



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 130 mins (10m prep + 120m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

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local_grocery_store Ingredients

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  1. 1.Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. 2.Season the beef roast with salt and black pepper on all sides.
  3. 3.Heat the vegetable oil in a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.Sear the beef roast on all sides until browned, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  5. 5.Remove the beef roast from the pot and set aside.
  6. 6.In the same pot, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  7. 7.Add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  8. 8.Return the beef roast to the pot, along with the rosemary sprigs, thyme sprigs, and bay leaves.
  9. 9.Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  10. 10.Roast the beef for about 2 hours, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
  11. 11.Remove the pot from the oven and transfer the beef roast to a cutting board. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  12. 12.Meanwhile, strain the cooking liquid from the pot to separate the au jus sauce.
  13. 13.Slice the beef roast thinly against the grain.
  14. 14.Serve the sliced beef with the au jus sauce on the side.
  15. 15.Enjoy your delicious French au jus!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor a more intense flavor, marinate the beef roast in the au jus sauce overnight before roasting.
  • chevron_rightServe the au jus sauce in individual dipping bowls for each guest.
  • chevron_rightPair this dish with creamy mashed potatoes or crusty French bread for a complete meal.