Italian Style Poutine

Poutine: a Canadian classic with a delicious Italian twist

 

Poutine is a Canadian classic. We all know how it goes—deliciously golden French fries, topped with cheese curds and gravy to make one amazingly tasty meal! There are many takes on the classic, but we are loving this Italian twist on a Canadian classic featuring meatballs and marinara sauce. This recipe serves 25 people and take 120 minutes to cook.  

INGREDIENTS

Meatballs 

1 1/2 pounds of ground pork 

1 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef 

1 teaspoon of salt 

1 teaspoon of pepper 

3 cloves of garlic, minced 

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 

1/4 cup grated Romano cheese 

3 tablespoons of fresh parsley finely chopped 

Marinara Sauce 

5 medium onions, finely diced 

5 large cloves of garlic, minced 

2 tablespoons of salt 

1 tablespoon of pepper 

1/2 teaspoon dried red chillis 

1 large handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped 

19 ounce can of tomato paste 

2 tablespoons of canola oil 

1 diced smoked chorizo sausage 

100 ounce can of whole plum tomatoes 

Assembly 

1 bag of white cheddar cheese curds 

Yukon gold fries (homemade or store-bought) 

INSTRUCTIONS

Meatballs

1. Mix all ingredients together 

2. Roll the mixture into small meatballs 

3. Put meatballs aside until sauce is ready 

Marinara Sauce 

1. Sauté all of the above ingredients until onions are soft 

2. Add chorizo sausage 

3. Add whole plum tomatoes and crush the tomatoes gently so they are not whole 

4. Bring sauce to a boil and then add in meatballs 

5. Simmer for 2 hours 

ASSEMBLY

Place freshly cooked Yukon gold fries in dish 

Top fries with 2 ounces of cheddar cheese curds 

Take 3 meatballs from the sauce and place on top of fries 

Top the plate with 3-4 ounces of marinara sauce and drizzle with basil oil 

Finally dust with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve 

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