Cheesy Avocado Bacon Poutine + Blendtec Giveaway

You guys. I’ve got a big exciting surprise for ya today! I made you a very special, extra cheesy, tomatillo salsa loaded poutine. I know. It’s decadent. And to make it just a little bit more decadent… I’m giving away a fabulous Blendtec blender! (valued at just over $450) plus a Twister Jar (ARV $119) to one lucky. That’s like basically $600 worth of decadence.

I know poutine is typically made with gravy and all that jazz, but I live in LA and there are still tomatillos at my farmers market! So I wanted to give this comforting dish a new spin. So I went ahead and fried up some french fries and then melted some cheese on top and topped it all off with a tomatillo avocado salsa sprinkled with chopped red onion and bacon.

I don’t know about you, but this just screams football food to me!

Cheesy Avocado Bacon Poutine

 

So let’s talk about the blender for a hot second.

Have you guys ever used a Blendtec? It’s kinda a dream come true. It’s super powerful and it made this tomatillo avocado salsa in literally 16 seconds flat. I timed it. And I did NO prep work. Like I didn’t chop up any of the veggies really, and just threw everything into the blender and let it go to work. Brilliance. 16 seconds later I was ready to go!

If I had to go do my wedding registry all over again, this would be at the top of my list! I can’t even being to tell you how fast it makes my smoothies in the morning. Can you imagine how quickly it would make a blended margarita come spring time when it’s time to lay out by the pool. It’s going to be a whole new world :)

 

My awesome folks over at Blendtec have offered to give away one Blendtec Total Classic Wildside Blender (ARV $454.95) plus Twister Jar (ARV $119) to one lucky What’s Gaby Cooking reader. I’m so excited to share this with you guys because it’s literally the best thing ever. I even ordered an extra one for my dad as an early Christmas gift. It’s going to make his life way easier when it’s time to grind the oats to make his Kitchen Sink Cookies!

 

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment here letting me know your most fav thing to make in a blender. Or maybe it’s the thing you hate to make because it takes so long in a blender, and you know that by winning this giveaway your life will be exponentially easier!
  2. Follow @WhatsGabyCookin and @Blendtec on Twitter. Leave a separate comment letting us me you started following.
  3. Join What’s Gaby Cooking  and Blendtec on Facebook. Leave a separate comment letting us added us.
  4. Tweet the following tweet about this giveaway. I just entered to win an amazing @Blendtec Blender hosted by @WhatsGabyCookin: http://tinyurl.com/9e9n8h5
p.s. the contest closes at 12am on 10/16!! I’ll email the winner directly and announce it here so be sure to check back :)
Congratulations to Shelly!!! Bring on the salsa and smoothies :)

And here’s the recipe for the Cheesy Avocado Bacon Poutine!!

Cheesy Avocado Bacon Poutine + Blendtec Giveaway

These are sure to rock your world!! All you need are a few simple ingredients and then the tomatiilo avocado salsa! Grab your favorite kind of potato and fry up some french fries, or if your in a pinch for time, use some of your fav store bought french fries!

And making roasted tomatillos is super easy! Just remove them from their husks, rinse them off, cut them in half and place them into a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes and voila!

Ingredients

    For the tomatillo salsa
  • 1 avocado, seed and skin removed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced
  • 6 medium Tomatillos, roasted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the poutine
  • 1 lb french fries
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onions

Instructions

    For the tomatillo salsa
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the blender and blend for about 20 seconds until smooth. If the salsa is too thick, add a few tablespoons of water and blend. Adjust salt and pepper as needed and reserve.
  2. For the poutine
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Place the fried or baked french fries on a oven proof platter.
  5. Scatter the cheese on top of the platter and place it into the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese melts. Remove the platter from the oven.
  6. Scatter the chopped bacon, red onions and salsa over the fries and serve immediately.
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Full disclosure: Blendtec is providing the blender to the winner. And I was not paid for this review. I think you guys know me well enough to know that I could never endorse a product that I didn’t love and I really do love me some Blendtec blenders!

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