Creole Beef Debris Po Boy

This Creole beef debris po boy came out absolutely outstandingly good. The meat is fall-apart tender with a deep beefy flavor that is boosted by a simple roux. The beef takes a while to cook, but it is oh so worth it, and as an added bonus, your house will smell terrific while it is cooking! This is the perfect cold-weather recipe. You’re rewarded in the end with the best sandwich meat you can find. Yeah, you could eat it more like a pot roast, but for me, the real winner is a po boy. I just cannot get enough of that great flavor and the delicious juice-soaked bread. It makes for a messy sandwich, and messy is always good!

Creole Beef Debris Po Boy

I served the Creole beef debris po boy on toasted bread, topped with Chez John’s Kaw-Cajun Comeback sauce. It was a dripping, messy, fantastic sandwich. Remember my rule: the messier, the better and this sandwich is absolutely perfect. Like my Drunken Cajun chicken po boy.

Also try my cube steak po boy. It’s a bit different but a whole lot of delicious! And so is my Oh Boy Po Boy!

This recipe is based on a recipe from Louisiana Kitchen and Culture.

Creole Beef Debris Po Boy
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Creole Beef Debris Po’Boy

This Creole beef debris po boy came out absolutely outstandingly good. The meat is fall-apart tender with a deep beefy flavor that is boosted by a simple roux.
Course Main
Cuisine Creole
Keyword beef, Creole, sandwich
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 10 hours
Servings 8
Calories 980kcal


For the Creole beef debris

For the po’boys

  • 4 loaves French bread halved lengthwise
  • Kaw-Cajun Comeback sauce
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 red onion sliced thin


For the Creole beef debris

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Warm all of the beef broth in a pot over low heat.
  • Heat 1/2 cup of the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle the oil with flour and whisk continuously, 15-20 minutes or until the roux has turned the color of chocolate.
  • Slowly whisk in 6 cups of beef broth. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and let simmer 5 minutes.
  • Strain roux through a wire-mesh strainer and reserve.
  • Wipe out the Dutch oven. Add remaining 1/2 cup of oil over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, sprinkle chuck with Creole seasoning and sear until brown. Remove to a bowl or large plate.
  • Add the onions to the Dutch oven along with 1 cup of water. Saute 12 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the pepper, celery and garlic.Saute 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and hot sauce, if desired, and saute 3 minutes.
  • Add remaining 2 cups of beef broth and stir, simmering, for 5 minutes.
  • Add meat to pot.
  • Add the roux mixture.
  • Stir gently. Add water, if needed, to completely cover the meat.
  • Cover the Dutch oven and bake for 20 minutes. Note: If your Dutch oven lid doesn’t fit tightly, cover the pot with a piece of aluminum foil and then add the lid.
  • Reduce heat to 200 F and bake for 8 hours.
  • Remove from oven. Skim off any fat on the top.
  • Remove beef to a cutting board, let cool slightly, and shred.
  • Bring gravy mixture to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often, until thickened.
  • Add the meat back along with the green onions.
  • Stir and serve.

For the po’boys

  • Lightly toast the bread, if desired.
  • Slather the bread halves with the Comeback sauce. Don’t be shy with it.
  • Add meat, tomatoes, lettuce and onions.Cut each loaf into 3 sandwiches.
  • Serve with lots of paper towels.


Calories: 980kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 1247mg | Potassium: 1718mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1302IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 9mg

Nutritional values are approximate.