whole smoked prime rib

Smoked Au Jus

Smoked Au Jus

This smoked au jus will take your whole smoked ribeye (prime rib) to another level. I take the bones from a whole ribeye and smoke them with some of my TX seasoning on the outside to form a bark. The ribs go on the pit at 275° using post oak wood for smoke flavor. Once the bark is set (about 1.5 hrs), transfer the ribs to a large aluminum pan and add onions, garlic, and rosemary for extra flavor along with beef broth and a little beef concentrate for the liquid. Cover the pan with foil and keep cooking until the meat breaks down and the fat renders. Then strain the liquid and reduce it on the stove over medium high heat for 15-20 minutes to concentrate the flavor. It’s a simple au jus that has a ton of flavor; it’s excellent served along with my sliced whole smoked ribeye. Just slice the ribeye thick and dip it in the warm au jus. The meat will melt in your mouth! Print
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whole smoked prime rib

Smoked Au Jus


  • 1 slab of beef back ribs from whole ribeye (substitute and cut of beef on the bone)
  • 1 onion sliced thick
  • 2 Tablespoon Killer Hogs TX Rub
  • 2 Tablespoon Killer Hogs AP Seasoning
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic smashed
  • 1-2 sprigs of rosemary (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon beef concentrate
  • 4 cups beef broth


  1. Prepare smoker for indirect cooking at 275°F using post oak wood
  2. Season the beef ribs with a good dose of TX Rub
  3. Place the ribs on the smoker and cook for 1.5 hrs until a bark forms on the outside.
  4. Add the ribs to a large size aluminum pan along with the onion, garlic, rosemary, beef broth, and beef concentrate.  Cover the pan and continue to cook until the ribs reach 200 degrees internal (about 2 more hours).
  5. Place a wire strainer over a medium size bowl and carefully pour the liquid from the pan through the strainer into the bowl.
  6. Place the strain au jus into a 2 quart size boiler and reduce over medium high heat for 15-20 minutes, remove from heat and keep warm until ready to serve.
  7. To serve transfer the liquid to a small bowls and serve along with slices of whole smoked ribeye for dipping.

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6 responses to “Smoked Au Jus”

  1. Matt says:

    With the holiday approaching, there will be a lot on the smoker. Can you make this the day before and store in fridge?

  2. Tim West says:

    Hi malcom
    Thank you for your great videos
    I’m sorry but this is the only place I could find to ask you a question , I’m doing a 14 lb brisket for Christmas and I’m using a gas smoker any tips for me , I’m doing just like your pellet brisket video but using a gas smoker , love you guys and love your tx and bbq rub and the brisket knife is awesome , thank you God bless my friend , Tim

  3. Ed Dickson says:

    First time to make this, it was amazing. My family loved the taste and the smoke flavor added a special taste.

  4. Linda says:

    Oh wow thanks! I was wondering how to get smoke into an au jus. Love your recipes.

  5. Ed Zimmerschied says:

    How long will it before going bad?

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