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Sylvie's French-Canadian Tourtiere Recipe ❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

❤️ French Canadian Tourtiere Recipe -- handed down through the generations on my daughter-in-love's family. Now a favorite of ours as well.

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, (before she became vegan), brought this with her to our Christmas Eve get-togethers.

Something passed on that long is a sure indication of how good this is! Sylvie and Carmen make many of these tourtieres and freeze them - as gifts and for themselves.

Traditionally eaten after midnight mass on Christmas Eve, they are enjoyed year-round as well. They've become part of our German Christmas tradition as well!

She makes them with her mom, Carmen, but the recipe can be traced back to her grandmother's mom!

If you're looking for some of the best ground beef recipes, try this minced meat pie. I think you'll agree with me that these are great. 

Sylvie says, "Serve these with ketchup!", but I must admit that I like them just the way they are.

Tourtieres are native to Quebec, Canada. There are so many different fillings that are used with a variety of meats.

Pork, veal, beef, and even wild game is used and makes for a wide mix of meat pie recipes.


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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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❤️ French Canadian Tourtiere Recipe -- handed down through the generations on my daughter-in-love's family. Now a favorite of ours as well.

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