Sylvie's French-Canadian Tourtiere Recipe

This delicious tourtiere recipe (meat pie) has been handed down for generations. 

French Canadian in origin, it's a great addition to our international buffet table. My daughter-in-love, Sylvie, brought this with her to our Christmas Eve get-togethers.


Prep Time

20 minutes

Bake Time

40 minutes

Total Time

60 minutes

Servings:

Makes 2 meat pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp savory
  • ½ tsp celery seed
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • pie crust for 2 pies

Instructions:

  1. Cook everything, except the pie crusts, together in a pot.
  2. Adjust seasonings.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Line 2 pie pans with crust. Pour meat filling into pans. Top with pie crust, crimp edges, and cut slit in top.
  5. Bake, about 30 - 40 minutes until crust is cooked.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes/Hints:

  • If making in advance, bake, cool, and freeze.
  • To serve, thaw, and reheat in oven at 350°F. until heated through, about 20 minutes.

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