Tourtiere (French Canadian Meat Pie)

Tourtiere (French Canadian Meat Pie) created by Paintpuddles

This dish is traditional in French Canadian homes at Christmas. It freezes well, and is handy for company.

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  • In large skillet, brown meat with onion and garlic. Drain fat.
  • Stir in water, celery, carrot, boullion and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add potatoes and spices.
  • Spoon into pie shells. Cover with pastry topping.
  • Combine egg yolk, water and brush lightly on crust.
  • Bake 375°F 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve with brown gravy and salad.
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"This dish is traditional in French Canadian homes at Christmas. It freezes well, and is handy for company."

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  1. baily99
    Easy to make ...turned out great! 1st time making it it took me 1.5 hours start to finish. It's not intensive....some chopping and shredding...that's about it. Everyone loved it! Big big hit and it looks like you slaved all day on it. Thanks for the recipe Tweaks I made: I used 1 pound of ground beef and 1 pound of sausage instead of the veal. Make it and thank me later.
  2. Elie de Combys
    I'm not rating this, I only want to point out that anyone from Quebec will agree that we never, EVER serve gravy and lettuce with this. If you really want to put something on your tourtiere, use ketchup (homemade, ideally, but regular can work), and leave the gravy for the mashed potatoes that are the normal side dish for this.
  3. Glori-B
    I made this with turkey since we don't eat red meats very often. It was quick and easy and with it making 2 pies it is great to bring for a pot luck or for when company comes. I served it at a Canadian themed dinner and it got raves. I plan to bring it to my brother's for Thanksgiving since we will be there for a couple of days. Thank you, Bluenoser, for a great recipe! We really enjoyed it! UPDATE: This past month found me on 'grandma duty' cooking for my 2 granddaughters (ages 7 and 9 and picky eaters) and bringing them to school. I made this pie for dinner and they had THIRDS!! Yaaayyyy!!!
  4. mommymakeit4u
    This was very tasty! Pretty easy to prepare and hearty. Not sure how authentic it is, but i'd make it again regardless. Thanks for posting!
  5. Outta Here
    This is the first Tourtiere I have made and it was delicious.
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