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Homemade Au Jus Mix

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I have been trying out lots of homemade mixes, and have found that there are so many different mixes you can make yourself that taste better than mixes from the store. And they are less expensive too! Recently I was looking for an au jus mix to make for French Dip sandwiches, and I found this great recipe.

French Dip sandwiches are a great easy meal to make on nights when you don't have very much time to make dinner. All you need are some hoagie rolls, sliced roast beef, and some au jus to dip the sandwich in. Here is an easy mix you can make ahead of time to have on hand the next time you want to make French Dip sandwiches.

au jus mix


12 beef bouillon cubes (or 4 tbsp. granules)
4 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. parsley
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
4 tbsp. cornstarch

Place all of the above ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until mixture turns into a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar or ziploc bag.

To prepare the au jus, mix 4 1/2 tsp. of the au jus mix with 2 cups water and heat in a medium sauce pan for about 15 minutes until heated and slightly thickened. Serve.

Note: 4 1/2 tsp. is equal to a package of au jus mix that you would buy at the store.

Please also note that if you are looking for this recipe to be all natural and preservative free, that most beef bouillon cubes contain MSG and/or other additives and preservatives. If you are looking for an all natural alternative, Massel offers beef flavored bouillon cubes that are all natural and preservative free. They cost more, but if you are looking for all natural alternatives, this may be what you are looking for. It is available at Amazon.

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