Bourbon Beef Poutine with Cheese Curds & Peppered Gravy

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Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

for the poutine:
1 package frozen curly french fries or you can make these homemade frites
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon bourbon
1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
1 package white cheddar cheese curds
Fresh chives, diced, garnish
salt and pepper to taste

for the gravy:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purposed flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon course pepper

Directions:

for the poutine:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Place fries on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat a skillet to medium high heat add olive oil, beef, bourbon, onion, and s&p. Cook until the beef is no longer pink about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Take the fries out of the oven and top with mozzarella immediately. Put the fries onto a serving dish. Top with beef mixture, curds, and then gravy. Garnish with chives and serve immediately.

for the gravy:
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and continue to whisk until the flour has cooked out and a roux forms; about a minute. Gradually pour in the chicken stock and continue to whisk until thickened. Add a pepper and stir.

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