Famously Addictive Tex-Cajun Fries, A Celebrity Favorite & Southern Icon!

When it comes to cheese fries, these Tex-Cajun Fries are in a league of their own. The crispy fries smothered in flavorful queso, tender roast beef and thick, brown gravy are PHENOMENAL. The famous appetizer was created by BB’s Cafe in Houston, Texas — but now you can make them right at home!

Fries with stuff on them come and go, but Tex-Cajun Fries remain the king. They’re absolutely addictive, and they’ll satisfy your tastebuds in ways you never even knew existed.

The complex flavors of cajun cooking, fused with the iconic essentials of Tex-Mex comfort food result in a dish that’s out of this world. Tex-Cajun Fries are perfect for any occasion: parties, dinner, and especially as a late-night indulgence. Unlike most cheese fries, Tex-Cajun Fries don’t need to be dipped in ranch — they’re impressive on their own.

With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is SO EASY TO FOLLOW! If you feel like taking the extra steps to make the ingredients yourself, go for it. However, if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to create a meal that will satisfy the toughest critics, just use your favorite store-bought ingredients. There’s no shame in that!

Tex-Cajun Fries are so delicious that Beyoncé and Jay-Z stopped by BB’s Cafe after her concert in Houston! Their distinctive menu and casual atmosphere represents a sacred simplicity we seldom see these days. The traditional Southern Louisiana-style cooking combined with a Texas twist is an experience everyone needs to try — and now you can from the comfort of your home.

Here’s how to make Tex-Cajun Fries:


  • 32 oz. bag of Ore-Ida Crispy Fast Food Fries
  • (2) 15 oz. jars of Tostitos Queso Blanco Dip
  • 12 oz. of roast beef, sliced into bite-sized strips
  • 1 packet McCormick Brown Gravy Mix
  • Creole seasoning


  1. Cook the french fries according to directions on the package.
  2. While french fries are cooking, prepare the brown gravy according the directions on the packet. When the gravy is done, heat up the queso in the microwave according to directions on the jar.
  3. After the french fries have cooked to a golden crisp, sprinkle them with the Creole seasoning. Next, pour half of the fries onto a big round plate and drizzle half of the cooked queso on top of the french fries.
  4. Sprinkle half of the sliced roast beef on top of the fries and queso. Then, drizzle about 1/4 cup of the brown gravy on top.
  5. Pour the remaining fries on top to create a “mountain,” then smother them with the rest of the cooked queso on top.
  6. Drizzle about 1/2 cup of the brown gravy on top. Sprinkle the remaining sliced roast beef on top.

Recipe inspired by BB’s Cafe.

Looking for another way to satisfy your cajun cravings? Try our Cajun Skillet Pasta: