Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Cabernet Jus for Roast Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Cabernet Jus for Roast

    Cabernet Jus for Roast. Photo by Julesong

    1/1 Photo of Cabernet Jus for Roast

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    Julesong's Note:

    This special sauce is adapted from one used in a Bon Appétit recipe for Prime Rib With Cabernet Jus - it goes well with roasts of beef, buffalo, and pork. Delicious! A wonderful addition to holiday or special Sunday roast dinners. You can also use this for beef dip sandwiches - see note in the directions.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    cups ju ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 (750 ml) bottle cabernet sauvignon wine
    • 2 cups beef stock or 2 cups broth
    • 1 cup ruby port
    • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and slightly crushed
    • 1 large shallot, peeled, halved
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4-1/3 cup de-fatted roast dripping, to taste (depending on strength of drippings)
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


    1. 1
      In a large non-aluminum saucepan or pot, combine the cabernet, stock, port, garlic, shallot, bay leaf, and dried thyme.
    2. 2
      Simmer until mixture reduces to approximately 1 1/2 cups, about 1 hour.
    3. 3
      (You should be cooking your roast during this time, too.).
    4. 4
      Add the de-fatted roast drippings (get some tasty browned bits mixed in there, too) and chicken broth to the reduction, season to taste with salt and pepper, and simmer for 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Pour the jus through a sieve into a sauceboat, pressing down on the solids.
    6. 6
      Serve on the side with your roast.
    7. 7
      Note: the cabernet reduction without the drippings and chicken broth can be prepared 2 days ahead, which gives the flavors time to meld nicely; cool, cover and refrigerate.
    8. 8
      To use as au jus for beef dip sandwiches: thin it to taste with water or unsalted chicken broth - start with about 1/4 cup and add more to taste.

    Browse Our Top Savory Sauces Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2007


      This was really very good and a perfect addition to our roast kangaroo. I didn't want anything too rich or overpowering. I halved the mix and it was enough for 4 conservative users, the only thing was that since roo has almost no fat there were no drippings so I added a tiny bit of butter and a little of the juices and boiled it up. I also made it one day in advance. Thanks, I'll use again!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on April 28, 2005


      This jus has a really nice flavor! It would be really nice on a beef, buffalo, or pork roast for a specail dinner. A very special addition to a special dinner.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on April 24, 2005


      Tried this and it was super. I had some port leftover from a Cumberland Sauce to use, and just loved how this au jus turned out. I did add some rosemary.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Cabernet Jus for Roast

    Serving Size: 1 (1720 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 437.5
    Calories from Fat 9
    Total Fat 1.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 941.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 7.6 g
    Protein 4.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:


    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes