French Canadian Tourtieres
Total TimePrep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 40 min.
Makes4 pies (8 servings each)
I make a Canadian meat pie every Christmas. I have seen many, many recipes for this pie. I think every Canadian is different and it’s all according what has been passed along in the family. My mother used ground pork and also ground beef, two to one. She mixed it with onions and then cooked potatoes, mashed without butter or milk. The seasoning was just salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. Keep the tradition going, (my daughter and son) make them every year. Bon Appetit!
This is very similar to the "meat pies" my Grandma used to make, and they were delicious! She always used ground beef instead of pork, and probably didn't use mace (since I don't remember ever seeing that spice in her kitchen) and she added a beaten egg when browning the vegetables, and used Italian bread crumbs. She would also sometimes add mushrooms or spinach to the mixture, just for a little change of pace. Excellent recipe! Easy to cut in half or even fourths!
Very nice recipe! Have made it a few times and it is always well received. My family has their own traditional Tourtiere recipe-just about every family with a French-Canadian side has their own. So, cookie20, don't rate a recipe you either haven't tried or on what you claim is "factual presentation only". The fact is as I stated above-as many recipes as there are families who have made them for generations. Get a grip and stop being a snob.
This is a "meat" pie, not an authentic tourtiere. My rating is based on the factual presentation only
Anyone know how to cut this down to 1 pie??
Fantastic! I did not use mace, but kept the recipe the same otherwise. I cut the recipe in half for 2 pies and gave one to a neighbor. Will definitely make again!
I made this recipe for the first time for my church brunch and everyone raved about it. VERY good, did not change a thing.
I made this recipe but added 1 tsp Dalmation Sage to it. It was a recipe my mom gave me (she was French-Canadian). We love them
This is AMAZING! I will have to say I'd cut the meats in half since I ended up with 6 pies not 4! Everyone I gave them to just couldn't say enough great things about it!
really liked this recipe, and could not find mace in supermarket so I substituted ground nutmeg. Turned out great and my family really liked it!