Recipe by Amy Duchesne
A French Canadian dish that is served everywhere in the Northern Quebec region. It is tasty and filling. It takes a long time to cook and peeling and cubing all the potatoes may be tiring but it is well worth it! Try it just once and I'm sure you'll agree. This is not a pie...it is so much more than that! Please note that I have made this using Campbell's Beef and Barley soup concentrate in lieu of beef bouillon concentrate on occasion and my family from Quebec loved it. The bouillon is traditionally used however, and anything else is optional. This will feed 15-20 people. Québécois like to serve with salad, pickled beets, cucumbers, tomatoes and salad.
- 2 lbs ground pork
- 2 lbs hamburger meat
- 15 lbs peeled and cubed potatoes (don't cube too big or too small 3/4 an inch is good)
- 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans campbell's condensed vegetable soup (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup liquid, beef bouillon concentrate only use if not using the soup listed above
- 8 -10 cups water
- 1 (15 ounce) package Pillsbury ready made pie dough (or your own)
- salt and pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- The French Canadian way: All of the above except use beef bullion concentrate to flavor the meal instead of Campbell's Soup.
- Add water, 2 cans Campbell's Soup, salt,pepper, and ground pork and hamburger meat to a large pot.
- Boil ingredients until the meat is fully cooked.
- Taste to see if it needs more salt or not.
- Peel and cube potatoes and mix with the last 2 cans of soup; set aside.
- For the full recipe, use a turkey basting pan with lid to bake this.
- For smaller recipe, use a stock pot.
- Line the bottom of the pan with dough.
- Fill the bottom of the pan with half of the cubed potatoes.
- Pour the meat and stock on top of the potatoes.
- Pour the last half of the potatoes on top of the meat and stock.
- You should be able to see stock peeping through the top layer of potatoes.
- Cover and seal with the dough.
- Make 4 slits at the center of the pie dough to allow the ingredients to breathe as they cook.
- Cover with foil or lid.
- Bake for 1 hour at 400 degrees or until it is boiling.
- Reduce the heat to 250 degrees and bake for 11 hours, 9 hours if the recipe is smaller.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.