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beef debris poboy recipe

Ms Linda’s Cajun beef debris poboy

  • Author: Jess Pryles
  • Yield: serves 8



2 lb chuck roast

2 tsp Tony Chachere or Slap Ya Mama seasoning

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or one whole tsp if you prefer spicier)

1 tbsp salt

2 tsp black pepper

4 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 clove garlic – minced or finely chopped

2 stalk celery, chopped

4 cups beef stock (32oz)

4 tbsp dark roux (or powdered roux equivalent)

8 x 6 inch section of french bread or baguette

4 green tomatoes, sliced

1/2 cup dijon mustard


  1. Start by making the beef gravy. This can be done up to two days in advance.
  2. Cut the meat into manageable pieces, a pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Combine salt, pepper, seasoning, cayenne and garlic, and sprinkle over meat, seasoning well.
  4. Heat oil in a cast iron or enameled dutch oven (something with a heavy base), and brown the pieces of meat over high heat, working in batches to avoid overcrowding. It’s important to get good color at this stage, as the level of browning will determine the final color of the gravy.
  5. Once the meat is cooked, remove and set aside. The pan should have lots of crusty bits at the bottom, which will all help flavor the gravy. Now add in the “trinity” (onions, bell peppers and celery) and the garlic, cooking until the onion turns translucent and stirring frequently.
  6. Add in the beef stock and stir, then return the meat to the pot and bring the whole mixture to a rolling boil.
  7. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer on low for 2.5-3 hours, until meat is tender and easily broken down.
  8. Once the meat is tender, add in your roux to thicken and darken the gravy .
  9. Take one french bread section and split it down the middle, then slather mustard on one side.
  10. Pile the beef gravy high on the bread, then layer with some tart green tomatoes.
  11. Repeat until all poboys are assembled.
  • Cuisine: Cajun

Keywords: poboy