Tex Mex Poutine
How to make Tex Mex Poutine
2 lb bag crinkle cut frozen french fries
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 yellow onion sliced
2 tbsp taco seasoning
1/4 cup water
2 cups Tex Mex grated cheese blend (or more depending on preference)
2 cups water
2 packets (25 grams each) brown gravy mix
Cook french fries according to package directions. Add the olive oil to a large frying pan and turn to medium heat.
Add the ground beef and begin breaking it up. Add the sliced onion to the pan and continue breaking up the meat.
Dump the two packets of brown gravy mix into a small sauce pan and add the two cups of water.
Turn to medium heat. Stir occasionally until it boils and starts to thicken. Reduce heat to simmer.
Once beef is browned add the taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine to combine and reduce heat to simmer.
Allow both the gravy and the beef mixture to simmer for about 5 minutes.
Assemble poutine by starting with a layer of crinkle cut fries, then 1/4 of the beef mixture followed by some of the grated cheese and topped with gravy. Serve immediately and enjoy!
YIELDS: 4 | SERVING SIZE: 1
Calories: 750 calories | Protein: 30 grams | Fat: 45 grams | Saturated Fat: 16 grams | Carbohydrates: 60 grams | Sugar: 2 grams | Fiber: 8 grams | Cholesterol: 80 milligrams | Sodium: 1800 milligrams
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use fresh fries instead of frozen for this recipe?
Yes, you can use fresh fries instead of frozen.
Simply prepare the fries according to your preferred method, whether it’s baking, frying, or air frying, and proceed with the rest of the recipe.
What other toppings can I add to customize my Tex Mex Poutine?
Feel free to get creative with additional toppings like diced tomatoes, jalapeños, sour cream, or guacamole to enhance the Tex Mex flavors.
Customize it to your taste preferences.
Can I make the gravy from scratch instead of using a mix?
Certainly! If you prefer homemade gravy, you can replace the gravy mix with a homemade brown gravy.
Use beef broth, flour, and seasonings to create a flavorful gravy.
Is there a vegetarian version of this Tex Mex Poutine?
Absolutely! Substitute the ground beef with plant-based alternatives like crumbled tofu or plant-based ground “meat.”
Additionally, choose a vegetarian or vegan cheese blend and use vegetable broth for the gravy.
How do I store and reheat leftovers?
To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
When reheating, it’s best to reheat the components separately to maintain their texture.
Reheat the fries in the oven or air fryer, the beef mixture on the stovetop, and the gravy on the stove or microwave.
Can I use a different type of fries for this Tex Mex Poutine?
Yes, you can use any type of fries you prefer, whether it’s shoestring, curly, or wedge-cut.
Adjust the cooking time and method according to the specific fries you choose.
How can I make the Tex Mex Poutine spicier?
To add more heat, consider incorporating sliced jalapeños into the layers or increasing the amount of cayenne pepper in the taco seasoning.
You can also top the finished dish with hot sauce.
What can I substitute for ground beef if I prefer a different protein?
You can use ground chicken, turkey, or a plant-based alternative instead of ground beef.
Adjust the cooking time and seasonings accordingly to suit your preference.
Is there a way to reduce the sodium content in this recipe?
To reduce sodium, consider using low-sodium or no-added-salt gravy mix and taco seasoning.
You can also control the amount of salt added during cooking to match your dietary preferences.
Can I prepare the components in advance for quick assembly later?
Certainly! Cook and store the fries, beef mixture, and gravy separately in the refrigerator.
When ready to enjoy, reheat each component and assemble the Tex Mex Poutine for a quick and delicious meal.