Sylvie's French-Canadian Tourtiere Recipe

➤ by Gerhild Fulson

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.

For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.

French Canadian Tourtiere Recipe

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.


Ready to make this tourtiere?

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 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon savory
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 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 to 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.

*  *  *  *  *

Unless otherwise noted recipe, images and content © Just like Oma | www.quick-german-recipes.com

There’s something absolutely mouth-watering about having a German meat-and-potato dinner. Get Oma's revised collection of her favorites in German Meat Dishes.

Take a look at Oma's German Meat Dishes eCookbook filled with traditional favorites.

Take a peek at all Oma's eCookbooks. They make sharing your German heritage a delicious adventure!

You might like these

Follow Oma on Social Media:

Leave a comment about this recipe or ask a question?

Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods. 

Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.

Newest Recipes

  1. Oma's Schweinshaxe ~ How to make Pork Hocks

    Learn how to make German Roasted Pork Hocks (Pork Knuckles) anytime you want something traditionally German and wonderfully delicious! A hearty Oktoberfest meal for any time of the year!

    Go to the recipe

  2. Oma's German Confetti Salad ~ Konfettisalat

    This confetti salad is a great variation of German potato salad that makes a complete lunch dish. This colorful salad is such a wunderbar statement dish that will amaze everybody..with it's taste too!

    Go to the recipe

  3. What is Grow.me? Why and How to Use Grow Right Now!

    What is Grow.me and why should you join it? There are several real reasons for using Grow with benefits for you, the reader. And yes, benefits for me too :)

    Go to the recipe

*  *  *  *  *


PIN to SAVE this recipe to your Pinterest board!

And let’s be friends on Pinterest!

French Canadian Tourtiere Recipe

Tourtiere Recipe made Just like Oma



By


Tourtiere Recipe made Just like Oma


This delicious tourtiere recipe has been handed down for generations. French Canadian in origin, it's a great addition to an international buffet table.


Ingredients: ground pork, ground beef, garlic, onion, seasonings, breadcrumbs, pie crusts,

For the full recipe, scroll up ...

Words to the Wise

"People may cover their hatred with pleasant words, but they’re deceiving you. They pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them. Their hearts are full of many evils."

Proverbs 26:24-25 (NLT)