Dairy Farmers of Canada

Spicy poutine

This is the Spicy poutine recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 10 min - 15 min
Yields 4 - 6 servings
spicy poutine


  • Frying oil
  • 8 cups (2 L) sweet potatoes peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 lb (450 g) Red Hot Pepper cheddar cheese curds
  • Sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar
  • 3 cups (750 mL) beef broth
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
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In a fryer, heat oil over medium heat.

In a skillet, melt butter and brown onions over medium heat.

Add vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and let boil 1–2 minutes.

Pour beef broth into skillet and return to a boil.

Add tomato paste, chipotle pepper, cumin and Worcestershire sauce while stirring with a whisk.

Let simmer until thickened. Season to taste.

Purée sauce in a blender and pour back into skillet. Bring sauce to a boil and then reserve. Keep warm.

Fry sweet potato sticks in hot oil until tender and golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Divide sweet potatoes into 4 bowls, garnish with cheese, top with sauce and enjoy.


You can also make this recipe with regular cheese curds and it will be just as delicious.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 559 Calories
Protein: 26 g
Carbohydrate: 45 g
Fat: 32 g
Fibre: 6.8 g
Sodium: 1345 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 22 % / 244 mg
Phosphorus: 47 %
Vitamin A: 136 %
Vitamin B12: 36 %
Zinc: 34 %