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Mexican sweet potato poutine

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Put a Mexican twist on Canada's traditional gravy-and-cheese-topped fries

If you haven't tried poutine, then you haven't lived. This version puts a Mexican spin on everyone's favorite Canadian dish.

As if fries aren't good enough on their own, poutine is traditionally served with gravy and cheese curds — talk about delicious. This Mexican version combines the gravy and cheese into a creamy cheddar sauce that gets drizzled all over the top.

Put a Mexican twist on Canada's traditional gravy-and-cheese-topped fries

Serve this dish with chorizo, and you can easily make a whole meal out of a bowl.

Mexican sweet potato poutine recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 pound bag frozen sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 pound chorizo, crumbled or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 an avocado, chopped


  1. Cook the sweet potatoes according to the package directions.
  2. While the potatoes bake, in a skillet over medium heat, cook the chorizo until browned and crispy.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, add the flour, and whisk together.
  4. Pour the milk into the saucepan, and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the cheddar cheese, and stir until melted and thickened.
  6. Place the sweet potatoes into a bowl, top with chorizo, drizzle the cheddar sauce on top, and garnish with the avocado and green onions.

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