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French Canadian Tourtiere

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Tourtiere is a French Canadian meat pie.  It is one of the traditional dishes served at the feast on Christmas Eve in Quebec and is a family favourite of ours.  Here is a reprint of my recipe from the Arteculinaria blog

A delicious meat pie, hearty and containing a unique blend of spices. A traditional Christmas holiday favourite as well!

1 lb. ground beef

½ lb ground pork

( I don’t eat veal but many people add veal to this pie. So then it would be about ¾ lb of ground beef, then whatever combination of ground pork and veal you like to add up to another ¾ lb of meat.)

3 slices of bacon cut up

1 large onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp allspice

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ cup water

½ cup milk

1 T. flour

pie crust made from your favourite recipe


Saute the bacon and then brown meat and sauté the onion and garlic all in the same pan. Stir in the spices and water. Cover and simmer 1 ½ hours. Mix milk into the flour until dissolved. Stir the flour mixture into the simmering ingredients in the skillet. Simmer, stirring until the mixture thickens. Add bacon back in. Prepare crust (top and bottom) and add filling. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes until golden.


4 responses »

  1. This sounds like it would be good on a cold, rainy night.

  2. This goes on my list with Aussie meat pie. Sounds yum.

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