Tourtiere (Don’s Way)

Don says this recipe should only be sold it is sooooo good. So feel lucky today, here it is. Otherwise known as a French Canadian Meat Pie. This recipe was his Mom’s recipe and boy, is it tasty.

 Makes 3 pies

  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped, better yet – grated
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. each ground pork, ground beef and ground veal
  • 3 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Jamaican allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. sage
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 3 boxes of pastry (trying to make it easy for you)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

 Heat butter in large pot and saute the  onions until translucent. Add the meat and cook until brown thoroughly eliminating any large lumps.

Add the seasonings and the water. Simmer this for twenty minutes. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut into small chunks. Put in a sauce pan and cook until tender. Drain and mash the potatoes.

Add the potatoes to the meat mixture and cook another twenty minutes. Cool down.

Make the pastry according to the directions. Fill the pies equally and cover with pastry. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for fifteen minutes, then lower the heat to 375 and bake another one-half hour .

Note  My husband makes about twelve of these pies on the 11th of November when we do our Christmas baking and because we have children who are not married, we also make smaller pies for them. When they come home from work; they just pop it in the oven to heat through and have a great dinner, just add a salad and veggie. They are so spoiled!

We like ours with a mushroom gravy….the kids…ketchup. Well, there is no accounting for good taste, is there?



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