Tourtière du Lac St-Jean
(Longueuil, Qc, Canada)
There is no English name for this, but a translation would be Lac St-Jean Meat Pie.
Lac St-Jean being a region of Quebec in Canada. This meat pie (Tourtière du Lac St-Jean) is easy...but not quick.
It will definitely feed a whole bunch of people...and everyone will love it...unless they are vegetarian. Then they can have salad.
2 lbs each Beef, Pork and Chicken Breast (cut in 1cm or ½ inch cubes)
8 cups of potatoes (cut in 1cm or ½ inch cubes)
beef and chicken concentrate (½ cup each)
1 Pie crust recipe
Mix all the meats together and the beef and chicken concentrate. Let that marinate overnight.
Next day, roll out 2/3 of your dough to fit in a large roasting pan (I use a disposable turkey roasting pan for this, as cleaning this up is not pleasant).
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add the potatoes to the meat and thoroughly mix together, then empty that into your roasting pan. Fill the roasting pan with cold water to cover everything.
Take remaining 1/3 of the dough and roll that out and place on top of your tourtière du lac...then pinch around the top to seal.
Make a few incisions in the top to let the steam through.
Cook 1 hour at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then reduce the heat to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and let it cook 7 hours...that's not a typo.
Take that out and enjoy...I do mean enjoy...this stuff is REALLY good.
Tourtière du Lac St-Jean is a Quebec staple...this is a wonderful winter meal...served with a great fresh bread and butter. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
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