Total Time
1hr 16mins
Prep 6 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This French Canadian recipe is posted by request. The Lumber Jacks used to take this with them into the woods.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large sauce pan add all the ingredients except the bread crumbs.
  2. Using 2 knives mince the meat mixture as it beging to cook over medium heat.
  3. Cook for 1 hour stirring often and breaking up-you really want this minced fine.
  4. When the hour is up, add the bread crumbs and cook for 10 minutes more.
  5. Remove from heat, cool and place in the fridge in a clean container.


Most Helpful

Love this! You can also add minced carrot or celery...

michaelhame October 15, 2008

I had never had Cretons before and had to try this recipe. I made it exactly as written- it was very easy, and turned out great. I enjoyed it with toast and mustard. Thanks DiB's- this one's a keeper.

SuzTheQ October 21, 2007

The comments I want to make are not because I have cooked this recipe but because I have been wanting to find it!! My mother, now deceased, use to make this and she called it a different name, in French. I am almost positive it is the same recipe but am wondering if there are any variations that are common to those who make or have made this. My sisters and I will be thrilled if this is the recipe we have been looking for!!

Monica B May 06, 2002

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