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Barbecue Beef Poutine with Beer-Battered Onions. Layered comfort food with french fries, shredded bbq beef, cheese curds, fried onion strips and savory barbecue sauce! - BoulderLocavore.com

Barbecue Beef Poutine with Beer-Battered Onions

The portions of poutine can be varied based on the number being fed. This base recipe can be added to or subtracted from based on your needs. This amount will make a hearty main portion serving of fries, shredded beef, cheese curds, fried onion strips drizzled with a tasty barbecue sauce derived from the slow cooking of the shredded beef. The prep and cooking time will vary depending on whether homemade fries are used (recipe link included) or using store purchased. The allotted cooking time covers either type of fries as well as deep frying the onions and making the barbecue sauce. If making the shredded beef recipe (versus using leftovers) include an additional 8 hours. The beef can be made a day prior which lessens the poutine preparation time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue beef poutine, beef poutine, beer battered onions
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Serves 4
Calories 1063kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 4-6 cups Homemade Fries or store purchased and prepared Steak Fries (regular fries may also be used though the substance of steak fries work well for this recipe)
  • 2 cups Slow Cooker Shredded Barbecued Beef , warmed
  • ¼ - ½ batch Beer Battered Onion Rings {gluten-free} , prepared as onion strips instead of rings
  • 1 cup Cheese Curds (purchased or homemade)

Ingredients for the BBQ sauce (note: if in a time pinch, 1 cup of your favorite store bought barbecue sauce may be substituted):

  • 1 cup liquid from the Slow Cooker Shredded Barbecue Beef
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoons Water


Instructions to prepare the BBQ sauce:

  • Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and whisk together.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the slow cooker liquid and cornstarch mixture. Whisk to combine. Heat until simmering stirring often; cook for 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool to until slightly warmer than room temperature (note: sauce with thicken as it cools).

Instructions for the Poutine:

  • On a large serving platter, arrange the French fries, topped evenly with the shredded beef, followed by cheese curds, onion strips then drizzled with the barbecue sauce.


Calories: 1063kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1506mg | Potassium: 1400mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 5.5mg