Au Jus Gravy Mix

Want to make a delicious gravy for your chicken or mashed potatoes but don’t have the pan drippings? This Au Jus Gravy Mix is just what you need!

au jus gravy mix used to make gravy over mashed potatoes

Growing up in the South, we had gravy on just about everything. I also ate mashed potatoes all the time and they were always covered in butter and gravy.

But, sometimes you want gravy and you don’t have all the good pan drippings or meat juices to make a good one.

Bring in the Au Jus mix!

Not only is it delicious, but it’s an easy recipe, with only five steps from start to finish. It’s perfect with your favorite roast beef sandwich!

Make a big batch and keep in the pantry for any gravy emergency:)

If you are a fan of dishes with gravy, check out my classic hamburger gravy or any of these slow cooker recipes that create lots of savory juice.

ingredients needed for a dry gravy mix

Ingredients Needed

Beef bouillon granules – Replace with the beef bouillon cubes.

Onion powder – If you can’t find onion powder, try using fresh or minced onion. 

Parsley – Substitute parsley with basil or arugula.

Black pepper – Choose a finely ground pepper for this recipe. 

Garlic powder – Swap garlic powder for minced or fresh garlic. 

Cornstarch – Swap out corn starch for potato starch or rice flour. 

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How To Make Au Jus Mix for Gravy

First: In a bowl, combine ingredients and stir until mixed.

Second: Place in a spice grinder or food processor and pulse until the mixture turns to a powder. 

Third: To use, combine mix with 2 cups water, beef stock, or beef broth over low to medium heat. 

Fourth: Stir until thickened, usually a total time of around 10 minutes. Serve warm!

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

gravy in a pot

Serving Suggestions:

I like mine over mashed potatoes of course, but try it over macaroni and cheese. Or over sliced roasted chicken and green beans. You won’t be sorry.

I even pour some over my herb stuffing/dressing at Thanksgiving!

How long does it last?

Keep it stored in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to 3 months. I like to store mine in a mason jar.

mashed potatoes and gravy

Can I use brown gravy mix packet instead?

Au jus gravy is very similar to brown gravy, but there are a few differences.

Both recipes use pan drippings, traditionally beef drippings from using a roasting pan, but au jus is much lighter with a rich flavor.

Brown gravy is like a thicker au jus gravy, made from a combination of meat drippings and roux.

gravy dripping over potatoes

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
  • Start replacing your Mccormick au jus gravy mix seasoning packet with this homemade one.
  • Make a few batches at once and store the extras in an airtight container. 
  • Short on time? Make your gravy ahead of time and freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, you can remove and place in a Ziploc bag. When you’re ready to eat, heat in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until warm. 
  • To make au jus, combine your gravy mix with Worcestershire sauce and red wine over medium heat. 

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au jus gravy. mix pictures in a collage

This Au Jus Gravy Mix is an easy way to make the perfect side of gravy for those french dip-inspired sandwiches!

dry gravy mix in a bowl with a whisk

Au Jus Gravy Mix

Use this Au Jus Mix to create a recipe like no other, and mimic the delicious gravy served at a premium restaurant alongside a rich roast beef or pot roast.
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Course: Kitchen Basics
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 packets
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons beef bouillon granules 12 cubes
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

To make Au jus gravy:

  • Heat 2 cups of water to almost boiling.
  • Add 4 ½ teaspoons mix to water and whisk to combine.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until it gets thick.
  • Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  • Use for dipping french dip sandwiches or use a grave on a roast or over mashed potatoes.

Notes

  • Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
  • Start replacing your Mccormick au jus gravy mix seasoning packet with this homemade one.
  • Make a few batches at once and store the extras in an airtight container. 
  • Short on time? Make your gravy ahead of time and freeze in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, you can remove and place in a Ziploc bag. When you’re ready to eat, heat in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until warm. 
  • To make au jus, combine your gravy mix with Worcestershire sauce and red wine over medium heat. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1043mg | Sugar: 1g

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