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GIVEAWAY + Poutine with Repurposed Sweet Josie Brown Ale Braised Short Ribs



Surprise!  We have an extra early post this week with a super fantastic giveaway of a $700 Amazon gift card! Woot!  And we don’t like the word “leftovers” in our house because that’s just dang boring and pitiful.  Whenever we have something extra, we try to find a way to repurpose it into an entirely new dish.




We braised these short ribs last week in some delicious Sweet Josie Brown Ale.  Notice that there are only two in the pan?  Well, we started with four and two of them were our dinner.  It happens a lot around here.  Either we, meaning I, make something (usually for dinner) and either Chris has to wait until I take a bunch of pictures before he can eat or we eat some and I take pictures later.  Either way, he has adjusted used to asking (most of the time) if he can eat something from the fridge before actually consuming it then watching my head explode and spin like the exorcist when I see my masterpiece has landed in his belly. #bloggerproblems




I digress.  So here we were with two beer braised short ribs in the fridge and me with a moral objection to just reheating leftovers.  What to do?




Y’all, I don’t know what in tarnation made me think of some Canadian French fry gravy business, but apparently I had an epiphany when I was impaired with adult beverages intellectually contemplating the outcome of the short ribs.  I know.  Shocked me too.  I’m totally sure it comes as a huge surprise to you that Chris regularly makes me the butt of all jokes fun of me, but he said he could see my brain blow and drip from the ceiling as a result.




I’ve recovered.




And don’t be hatin’ because I totally know that the traditional poutine has cheese curd, but I couldn’t find any so I used mozzarella.  Of course, yesterday when I stopped at the Publix, wasn’t there a big ole bag of cheddar cheese curds in the specialty cheese cooler.  It wasn’t there last week. #pinkyswear




Ok.  By now y’all are probably over hearing me ramble about cheese, Chris, and all things my life and want me to get to the best part about this post – THE GIVEAWAY!




I’ll get there.  Eventually.




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Update: We had unexpected family issues that prevented me from posting Thursday.  I’m planning to be back again on Monday with my regular schedule.


GIVEAWAY + Poutine with Repourposed Sweet Josie Brown Ale Braised Short Ribs

GIVEAWAY + Poutine with Repourposed Sweet Josie Brown Ale Braised Short Ribs


  • 2 prepared/cooked and hot shredded beef short ribs
  • 4 ounces mozzarella or cheese curds
  • Brown gravy - see notes
  • 4 small potatoes, peeled,cut into matchsticks and dried
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for finishing
  • Parsley for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Toss potato matchsticks with olive oil, salt, and garlic powder then arrange on a parchment lined baking dish
  3. Bake for 25-35 minutes, stirring or turning ever 10 minutes
  4. Arrange fries in a bowl, top with shredded short ribs, cover in gravy, and top with cheese
  5. Garnish with parsley if using
  6. Serve immediately
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French Fry recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker


Note:  I used the leftover liquid from the Sweet Josie Brown Ale Beer Braised Short Ribs Pot Roast and thickened it with a slurry for the gravy.  I had about 1/2 cup of liquid and made the slurry with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/3 cup water and slowly poured it into the beef liquid on high heat a little at a time.  Feel free to use your own favorite brown gravy.  It will still be delicious!


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43 Responses to GIVEAWAY + Poutine with Repurposed Sweet Josie Brown Ale Braised Short Ribs

    • Ah, man! Kitchen appliances can be so expensive, Mary Ann! We had to buy some last year. Needless to say, I did not get my Viking…… Good luck! And thanks!!!!

  1. I think I found some of your brain remnants, from the explosion of a fabulous idea, on my roof. 🙂 You totally outdid yourself with re-purposing the short rib leftovers, Rachelle! This poutine looks delicious!! I actually love that you used mozzarella, because I’m not sure I will be able to find cheese curds out here. Anyways, this poutine looks like heaven on a plate. NEEEEED me some! Cheers, doll!

    P.S We call our leftovers “warm ups”.. we heard Boy’s boss call them that and stole the idea. lol

    • Thanks, Chey! Sorry for the head explosion landing on your roof! If I can’t find cheese curds, your will surely have probs. Maybe we should check Amazon?!?!?! Haha! My parents call leftovers “warm ups” too! That’s awesome! Cheers! XO

  2. This looks so good. I’ve wanted to try poutine for a while now, and this is making me drool. Where I’m from the cheese curds are packed ten feet deep in the refrigerator section. Haha. People wouldn’t stand if the store temporarily ran out.

  3. Since moving to the New England area, I have become somewhat of a poutine connoisseur. I will eat that shite for breakfast (with an egg on top), for lunch (with extra cheese curds on top), and for dinner (with a side salad to be “healthy”)all consumed in one day! Your recipe is top-notch my friend, especially since it’s topped with your beautiful short ribs. I will even forgive you for using mozzarella cheese because we all know that damn Publix had it out for you and hid those cheese curds before you arrived 🙂 #curdconspiracy Also, hope your family issue is all better now 🙂

    • A poutine connoisseur?!?! Wow! That’s impressive, girl! I’m all about some extra cheese too! I appreciate your professional opinion of my humble little poutine! That Publix did have it out for me! #curdconspiracy? LOLOLOL! 🙂

  4. Im with you girl – I hate leftovers too! Usually, there are no leftovers in our house (hahaha!) but when there are we always find ways to get creative! Love how you re-created this poutine!

  5. Aw man, you always make me want to make lots of meat marinated in beer. And then if I don’t satisfy that craving, I can’t go back on your blog until it’s done. 🙂
    These short ribs look fantastic!

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