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Mexican Poutine with Smoked Cheddar Chile Queso

Erica
Mexican Poutine has it all! Crispy French fries, juicy chorizo in ranchero sauce, jalapeno, green onion, queso fresco cheese, and a smoked cheddar cheese and green chile queso to die for. This fun spin on poutine is an insanely delicious recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 937 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Smoked Cheddar Chile Queso:

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 8 oz smoked cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced fire-roasted green chiles, undrained
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch fresh cracked pepper

For the Poutine:

  • 1 (28 oz) bag frozen French fries
  • 1 lb Mexican chorizo sausage casings removed
  • ½ cup Huevos Ranchero Sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 fresh jalapeno thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup crumbled queso fresco cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to the temperature dictated by the package direction for the French fries.
  • While oven is heating: in a medium saucepan, add all the ingredients for the queso and heat, stirring very often so as not to scorch on the bottom, over medium heat until cheese is melted. Set aside.
  • At the same time, cook the chorizo in a large skillet breaking up into small pieces as it cooks. Drain fat.
  • Cook French fries according to package directions.
  • In a bowl, combine the chorizo and Huevos Ranchero Sauce.
  • To assemble: layer French fries, chorizo-sauce mixture, queso, jalapeno, cilantro, queso fresco, and green onion.

Notes

See the body of this post for details and tips not included in the recipe card.
Vegetarian "chorizo" crumbles are available in the freezer section of the grocery store or Walmart for a vegetarian option.
If you want to thicken the queso more, dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a bit of cold half and half and add to the queso. Continue to heat (stirring) until desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 937kcal (47%) | Carbohydrates: 58g (19%) | Protein: 43g (86%) | Fat: 60g (92%) | Saturated Fat: 28g (175%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 157mg (52%) | Sodium: 1465mg (64%) | Potassium: 187mg (5%) | Fiber: 7g (29%) | Sugar: 5g (6%) | Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) | Calcium: 1966mg (197%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword Mexican poutine, smoked cheddar cheese
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