Recipe by Cat^..^atude
Tourtiere is a French Canadian meat pie that is traditionally served on Christmas Eve. I first ever had these at the home of a French Canadian friend..I have been making them at Christmas time as a make ahead appetizer for years now. It can be made into one individual pie, but I prefer the individual tarts..I freeze these individually on cookie sheets and then vacuum seal in my bagger or can be stored in a plastic container.
Top Review by Llove To Cook
This is the recipe I use, very good! I mix hash brown potatoes instead of mashed. The chunky kind. As well I add 1-2 tsp. of cloves. Adjust to taste. I make tats and pies depending on what I'm serving them for.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or 1 teaspoon sage
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup previously cooked and mashed potatoes
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine first 8 ingredients in large saucepan. ( I do mine in microwaveable casserole dish).Simmer.
- If doing on stove top bring to boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.
- Remove from heat and add mashed potatoes. Mixture should be moist and thick. Cool completely.
- Line muffin tins with tart shells. Spoon meat mixture to fill.
- Bake at 400 degrees F until browned.
- To reheat from freezer, about 10 t0 20 minutes in oven or toaster oven 350 degrees F.