Corned Beef Poutine with Guinness Gravy

Guinness and Corned Beef Poutine

As fantastically good as the initial corned beef dinner is, I sometimes think that I look forward to the leftovers even more. There are just so many things that you can do with leftover corned beef and I like to try out new things every chance I get! First up on my list this year, after a required reuben sandwich, was this corned beef and Guiness gravy poutine. Poutine is a dish consisting of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy and it is amazingly addictive and oh so good! The cheese curds start to melt under the heat of the gravy and the fries and they squeak a bit when you chew them. Since I was making the corned beef to celebrate St Patrick's Day it seemed only natural to continue the theme with the corned beef poutine and make a gravy using a popular St Patrick's Day stout, Guinnesss. I wanted the gravy to be a bit fuller so I included some caramelized onions and I seasoned it with grainy mustard and Worcestershire sauce which go particularly well with both Guinness and cheese. I have to say that this is one tasty way to enjoy some leftover corned beef and it will definitely become a staple St Patrick's Day Dish for me!

Guinness and Corned Beef Poutine
Just look at all of that melting cheese and the Guinness gravy goodness!

Guinness and Corned Beef Poutine
This corned beef poutine with Guinness gravy eats like a meal and a tasty one at that!

Guinness and Corned Beef Poutine

Corned Beef Poutine with Guinness Gravy

Crispy french fries topped with melting cheese curds, corned beef and a tasty Guinness gravy!

Servings: makes 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 1 tablespoon butter or bacon grease
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter or bacon grease
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups Guinness or other Irish stout
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 pound french fries, cooked
  • 1 cup cheese curds, or shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup corned beef, cooked, diced and warm
  1. Melt the better in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onions, saute until they start to caramelize, about 30 minutes, adding water or Guinness to . the pan as needed to prevent burning.
  2. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the butter and cook until bubbling, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the flour and cook until it turns golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.
  5. Add the Guinness, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and pepper, reduce the heat and simmer until it thickens, about 7-10 minutes.
  6. Top the fries with the cheese curds, corned beef and the Guinness gravy and enjoy.

Tip: If you cannot get cheese curds then shredded cheddar, preferably an Irish white cheddar would be an amazing replacement!

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Guinness ‘French’ Onion Soup
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Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

I just fell out of my dang chair.

Maria said...

Wow oh wow! Look at all of that cheese!

Michael said...

There is not a word in that title I don't like. I've had some good poutine in the last few years, but this just looks too good to pass up!

Jenny said...

I have no words. This is amazing!!

Marie Matter said...


cathy pollak @ Noble Pig said...

How perfectly timely and amazing is this!!!! Wow.

Heather Christo said...

this is INSANE Kevin!! perfect indulgent treat for St Pattys Day!


That first photo just took m breath away.... awesome!

Rachael Cargin said...

That looks seriously good :).

Rachael xx.

bellini said...

Bring it on Kevin:D

Jessica said...

Poutine and corned beef in the same title, YUM. Look amazing! Du pays de la poutine ;)

neenah said...

I just un-buttoned my jeans looking at this-uh-oh is all i can say-

Nancy Long said...

looks good and extremely healthy, lol!

Cindy said...

That looks soooooo good. I'm so trying this!

Spicie Foodie said...

Wow, you've got my mouth watering. I love everything about your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Julie @ Table for Two said...

this looks jaw-dropping good!!

Aug3166 said...

Where do you get cheese 'curds'?

Jenna said...

There is an Irish pub I go to that makes Guiness Gravy and it is so good. This looks even better!

Megan {Country Cleaver} said...

I didn't think poutine could get any better then you went and knocked it outta the park!! Fantastic!

Gaby said...

This is so my kinda treat!! Love all that cheese :)

Kevin said...

Aug3166: You should be able to get them in the cheese section of your local grocery store or from a specialty cheese store. If you cannot find them, shredded cheddar also works really well in this.

marla said...

Such a decadent and fun way to enjoy fries!

betchacanteatjustone said...

This looks so amazing! I have been thinking about it ever since I saw it yesterday...the corned beef may have to happen this weekend! :)

Julia said...

wow. there are no words. now poutine is all i can think about. and i LOVE the change from traditional corned beef for st patty's.. it can get tiring!

Julia said...

wow. there are no words. now poutine is all i can think about. and i LOVE the change from traditional corned beef for st patty's.. it can get tiring!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Oh my, Kevin, this just looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

This is healthy

Anonymous said...

I know what I'm making this St.
Paddy's day. Thanks

Kerry Watkins said...

Made this tonight (Valentine's). It was excellent I added the brown sugar earlier to the onions to help the carmelization, but as a whole, this is a great recipe. PS. I earned my CEC (Certified Executive Chef) Degree in 1998.

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