Ever roast a great piece of meat and end up with no drippings? So what will be the gravy? Well I hate to admit it, but yes. This recipe came from a small local church cook book back in the 80's ... I think. I still love this recipe. What I enjoy most, is that I can make french dip sandwich any time and enjoy a great au jus to go with it. Also, I always have a back up if I don't have any drippings after my standing rib roast is done. But this sauce can also be used over skirt steak and garlic mashed potatoes or a grilled strip steak; or any cut of beef. It is easy quick and inexpensive, but it is a great alternative to a heavier gravy.