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Prime Rib Gravy

Prime Rib gravy is a breeze to make with or without Prime Rib drippings! This brown gravy recipe requires minimal ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gravy Recipe, Prime Rib Recipe, Prime Rib Sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 29kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $5


  • ¼ cup Prime Rib Drippings or Unsalted Butter (*Note 1)
  • ¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Low Sodium Beef Stock (*Note 2)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Smashed


  • While the prime rib is resting, pre-heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 cup of beef drippings from the roasting pan you used to make the prime rib. If you don't have beef drippings, use 1/4 cup of unsalted butter.
  • If using butter, let it melt before proceeding. Vigorously whisk the flour into the beef drippings and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden in color.
  • Slowly add the beef stock to the flour roux and vigorously whisk. Add the stock slowly as this is where the lumps can happen! Whisk in the mustard.
  • Add the thyme, rosemary and smashed garlic cloves and bring to a gentle boil, before lowering the heat to a simmer.
  • Cook and whisk constantly, until it begins to thicken, approx. 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer to a gravy boat and serve with the prime rib roast.


Note 1 - Prime rib does not give off a ton of drippings. You can use 1/4 cup of unsalted butter instead.
Note 2 - Use low sodium beef broth for the gravy as the prime rib roast will have a TON of salt. You don't want to overload the dish with even more salt.


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg