Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 15 mins

A delicious dip for your french dip sandwiches. Better Than Bouillon is a brand of soup base its more of a paste.It's found with the bouillon. Just look for a soup base that lists beef as the first ingredient. I do not generally use the granules because we do not care for the flavor as much but you can use them.I would start with 1 tbs. of granules because of the salt content. If you could not find the Better Than Bouillon or a soup base product you could also use a canned beef broth or stock.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon better than bouillon beef base
  • 2 teaspoons better than bouillon beef base
  • 12 celery
  • 12 small onion
  • 1 pinch thyme
  • salt and pepper


  1. Add all ingredients into sauce pan.
  2. Leave the celery and onion in big chunks for easy removal.
  3. Simmer until the vegetables are done.
  4. Strain, place in small bowls and enjoy.


Most Helpful

This is very good. I also add some butter, red wine, Italian seasoning, a little bit of worchestershire sauce, some thomas'es sauce, and some carrots if I have them.

mmmagique May 02, 2012

DH loved this! Fast and easy and very flavorful! I thinly sliced some leftover steak (rare) that I allowed to come to room temp before serving. Made an easy sandwich of it with toasted multi grain bread. FAST meal and very satisfied dh! Thanks

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) March 16, 2010

What a great way to make au jus! I didn't have any onion or celery, so just used dried minced onion and thyme and it came out wonderfully! This au jus combined with the provolone cheese I melted on top of the deli roast beef for a couple minutes under the broiler had my family raving. We ended up having it two nights in a row because my picky DD loved it so much!

Camden's Mom September 10, 2014

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