Savory Beef Beignets

Complete any of our classic Cajun and Creole recipes with this tasty beef beignet!

  • 30
  • 8
  • 340
  • 12 g

Ingredients & Cooking


  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 package (0.25 ounce) quick-acting dry yeast (about 2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning, divided
  • 1 cup diced beef stick (1/4-inch pieces)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1-1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. Combine water and yeast into small mixing bowl; whisk until frothy. Set aside.

  2. Mix beef stick and egg in small bowl; set aside. Add flour and 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning to large mixing bowl; whisk to combine. Create well in center of flour. Add egg mixture, milk, butter, yeast mixture and salt; mix well until liquids are absorbed and dough is formed. Dough may be sticky. If dough is dry, add more milk to soften. Knead dough 2 minutes until surface feels smooth. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes.

  3. Cook's Tip: Dough may also be prepared the night before and refrigerated.
  4. Blend remaining 2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning and sugar in small bowl; set aside.

    On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 18 x 12-inch rectangle, 1/4-inch thick. Using floured knife, cut dough into 24 diamonds or squares. Let dough sit 30 minutes, covered. Heat countertop fryer with oil to 360°F per manufacturers instructions. Fry beignets 5 minutes until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Fry in batches, not overcrowding the oil. 

  5. Sift Cajun Seasoning mixture over both sides of beignets immediately after being removed from the oil. Serve immediately with Louisiana Caramel Sauce, as desired.

Safe Handling Tips

Nutrition Information

Beef Checkoff


beef faq's

We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to incorporating beef into a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Learn More


rethink the ranch

Much has changed since the days of cowboys, cattle drives and the Old West. Today, it's more about drones, apps and computers. Join us as we travel across the country talking to real, modern ranchers.

Learn More


cooking lessons

Curious about the best way to braise a roast? Want to know how to make a delicious stir-fry or perfectly brown Ground Beef? Our cooking lessons have everything that you need!

Learn More


rancher recipes

Crafted by ranchers across America, these recipes are flavorful, nutritious and proven to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

see recipes