Au jus is a term that means “with juice” of the meat. It is most commonly found in French cuisine. Au jus can be found in beef or any meat dishes that are prepared or served along with light gravy, or bouillon that is made from all the fluids dripped out of the meat when it is being cooked.
Au Jus is one of the natural ways to enhance the flavor of meat and sauces. It mainly enhances chicken dishes because the chicken has a light taste, or it can be used with veal and lamb as well. French cuisine prefers having Au Jus in most of their meat dishes.
How To Make Au Jus Without Beef Broth?
Recipe of Au Jus Without Beef Broth
Beef Au jus Gravy
This recipe is perfect for a French dip sandwich. The preparation time of this recipe is 5-minutes and the cooking time requires about 10-11minutes. The total time required in the recipe is 15 minutes. The recipe requires a few steps that are mentioned below.
- First of all, you must take a saucepan and boil beef stock (not in the beef broth) in the pan.
- You must maintain the heat of the pan to medium-low and whisk the beef base.
- Add in Worcestershire sauce along with garlic, salt, and pepper.
- To make a thick gravy, add corn starch.
- Your beef Au jus gravy without beef broth is all ready to be served.
Substitute of Beef Broth
It’s okay if you don’t want to use beef broth! There are various substitutes for it. A lot of your favorite recipes are using beef broth, however, you need substitutes that can work well in all your daily recipes. We have mentioned below a few substitutes for beef broth.
1. Beef Stock
If using beef is not a problem for you then you can switch between beef broth and beef stock. Both of these ingredients taste almost the same, however, the difference is majorly in the extracting materials. The difference between beef-broth and beef-stock is, beef broth is made from an extract that is taken out of both meat and bones attached to that meat.
While the beef stock is made with vegetables and beef bones. Most people, in case of running out of beef broth, use beef stock because it is the best replacement for beef broth in any recipe.
2. Bouillon Cubes
Bouillon cubes are also beef extracts but in a different state. Beef broth exists in a liquid form and bouillon cubes are found as a dried extract in cubes form. You can use bouillon cubes by dissolving them in cups of water, and it can replace a cup of beef broth in any recipe if one cube is dissolved in one cup of water.
These cubes of beef bouillon are concentrated to give an enhanced taste when they are dissolved in water.
However, if you are trying to maintain a pure vegan meal, then you can use Vegetable Broth, which tastes a little bit different however it’s a great vegan replacement for beef broth.
Hopefully, this blog helped you in making an Au Jus recipe without the use of beef broth.
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