This FODMAP approved recipe is easy to make with leftovers from my Beef Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce. No, it’s not traditional poutine and yes, but all may be forgiven once you taste the pure gravy bliss. It provides more protein than traditional poutine and none of the high FODMAP ingredients likely to upset spoonie tummies. Best of all, it’s really easy, so you won’t get worn out cooking.
If you have the energy, you could make your own fries. It’s really up to you how much time you want to invest and I’m sure it would be heaven over fresh cut fries, but I like to save this recipe for a limited spoons kind of day, so I generally use organic frozen fries and still tastes divine.
To make it low FODMAP, I excluded high fructans such as garlic and yellow onion, opting instead for the safe, dark green part of the scallion. You also want to take care with your cheese selection. If you use cheddar cheese curds, they’re probably okay, but beware of softer whey cheeses such as farmers, ricotta, and cream cheeses. The easiest way is to check the carbohydrate content on the back:
If you have a hard time finding cheese curds (I found these at the Kroger deli section for 99 cents), then try crumbling some white cheddar cheese in bar form. It works out great and gives it tgat authentic look of curds.
It’s important to note that you can’t just make the red wine sauce and pour it on the fries without it having first cooked with the pot roast. It’s an important step and tastes a good deal different without the juices of the pot roast included. However, you could add 1 cup low FODMAP beef stock to it, let it simmer down and you’ll probably get something close, but this is just a theory.
Pot Roast Poutine for Two
- 8 ounces frozen organic French fries
- 6 ounces fully cooked pot roast
- 1 ½-2 cups Red Wine Sauce
- 2 ounces cheese curds
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped scallions (dark green parts only)
Cook fries according to package directions while you prep meat, cheese and gravy.
In a small saucepan over medium low, reheat the red wine sauce, whisking until smooth and allowing it to simmer if it needs to thicken. Stir occasionally. Be careful not to thicken it too much, but if you do, simply add a little water and whisk until smooth.
Cut pot roast into bite sized chunks and place in a microwave safe dish. Cover in plastic.
When fries are ready, microwave beef covered in plastic for 1 min to 1 min 30 secs while arranging fries on individual plates. Top with beef and cover with gravy. Sprinkle with cheese curds and scallions. Serve hot.
Prep time: 20 minutes