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Chef JimmyJ's Smokey Au Jus

By smokinhusker, Nov 7, 2012 | |
  1. Even though I have this copied, I thought it would be a good idea to include it here.

    Smokey Au Jus

    1- Lg Onion,

    4-5 Carrots,

    3-4 Ribs Celery

    3-4 Peeled Cloves of Garlic

    Toss them in a pan under the Beef, and let the whole deal Smoke for one hour,

    THEN add 4-6 Cups Beef Broth,

    2 Tbs Tomato Paste,

    1/2tsp Dry Thyme (4-5 sprigs Fresh)

    1-2 ea Bayleaf

    Finish the Smoking process to the IT you want.

    While the Roast is resting, dump the pan juices veggies and all into a 2-3Qt Sauce pot and add 1Cup Red Wine, something you like to drink, and bring the Jus to a boil, lower the heat and simmer 20-30 minutes. Strain out the veggies and let the Jus rest a minute or so for the Fat to rise. Skim off the bulk of the fat then using strips of paper towel laid on top of the Jus then quickly removed, take off the last little bit of fat.

    The purpose of Smoking the Vegetable for 1 hour before adding the Broth and Herbs is...The Smoked vegetables Roast in the Dry heat concentrating their Flavors and Sweetness giving the finished Jus a Richer, Deeper, Full Flavor.

    Serve the sliced Beef Au Jus or thicken the Jus to make Gravy.

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  1. marctrees
    I would totally want the strained veggies on some potatos next to the Beef.   Marc
  2. thebig1
    I cannot wait to try this.  I'll be pairing it with Bearcarver's Prime Rib instructional.  I have no doubt that both will be absolutely amazing.  This will be my first Prime Rib and my first attempt at making Au Jus but I am confident in my teachers instructions.
     
    As always, thank you to Chef JJ and Bearcarver for sharing such amazing recipes and tips with us.
  3. chef jimmyj
    Here is an IMPORTANT NOTE!
    NOTE: If you are using this recipe with Brisket, 15-20 hour smoke, additional Water will have to be added periodically to maintain the proper volume. Do not add more Broth as repeated addition and reduction will make the Au Jus too salty..