Ethiopian Canadian Fusion Berbere Poutine

Ethiopian Canadian Fusion Berbere Poutine

Berbere makes everything better ... INCLUDING POUTINE! 

Berbere spice added into gravy mix is the perfect addition to spice up our Canadian classic poutine! 


  • Frozen french fries (you can use fresh potatoes, chop into fry size and roast or air fry) 
  • Cheese curds 
  • Gravy mix (or you can make your own from scratch)
  • Berbere Ethiopian spice mix 
  • 2 cups water


  • Preheat oven according to french fry package directions (usually 425)
  • Spread frozen fries on baking sheet, sprinkle with ½ tbsp Berbere spice
  • Bake according to package directions (usually 18 - 24 minutes)
  • While french fries are cooking, combine gravy mix, 1 -2 tbsp Berbere spice and 2 cups of water in a saucepan
  • Over medium heat, bring gravy to a boil stirring constantly
  • Simmer gravy for 1 minute
  • Layer french fries, cheese curds and prepared gravy
  • You can customize your poutine according to your desire, or stick with the original (well-loved for a reason)! Feel free to get creative with your additions, but some suggestions we like are:
    • Bacon
    • Fried chicken
    • Roasted veggies (tossed in more Berbere spice)

To buy Thirteen's Berbere Spice CLICK HERE