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Poutine is like a warm hug on a chilly day, and I instantly fell for its deliciousness with my first taste. It’s hard to believe I went so long without trying it!

Imagine crispy fries, savory gravy, and gooey cheese curds all coming together in one amazing dish – that’s poutine for you! Let’s whip up this classic Canadian comfort food right in our own kitchen!


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 5


**For the Beef:**

  • 1 pound thinly sliced ribeye steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

**For the Gravy:**

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon beef bouillon base

**For the Caramelized Onions (optional):**

  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons water

**For Assembly:**

  • Frozen french fries fried in oil
  • Chopped chives or parsley
  • White cheddar cheese curds


**Prepare the Beef:**

  • Heat olive oil and butter in a pan over high heat. Add the steak and season with paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.
  • Cook for 6 to 7 minutes until fully cooked and seared. Set aside.

**Make the Gravy:**

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add flour to create a roux. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add beef broth, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and beef bouillon base. Mix until thickened into a gravy. Remove from heat.

**Prepare the Caramelized Onions:**

  • In a sauté pan over low to medium-low heat, add vegetable oil, diced onions, and salt. Stir continuously for about 12 minutes until golden brown.
  • Increase heat to medium and add water, one tablespoon at a time, stirring until evaporated. Repeat until onions are dark golden brown and translucent. Set aside.


  • Prepare french fries according to package directions.
  • In a bowl or plate, layer fries, cheese curds, gravy, onions, and beef.
  • Garnish with chives or parsley. Serve warm and enjoy!

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