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a recipe by
Tuesday Cooks
The Villages, FL

This recipe was prepared by Louise Casey, a Curious Cuisiner member, for the December 2014 meeting. Louise adds: "This is a traditional French Canadian dish that is often served at Christmas."

serves makes 2 pies
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tourtiere

  • 1 lg
    potato, peeled, diced
  • 2 md
    onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cloves or allspice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pie pastry (enough for 2 pies), rolled thick

How To Make tourtiere

  • 1
    Simmer potato cubes and onion in water until potatoes are barely tender. Drain, but save a bit of the potato water.
  • 2
    Heat oil in skillet. Add beef and pork; break up with a fork.
  • 3
    Add garlic, cinnamon, cloves, salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4
    Cook and stir just until the meat is no longer pink. Combine meat and potatoes, adding a little potato water if mixture is dry.
  • 5
    Fit pastry into 9" deep dish pie plate. Fill with hot meat-potato mixture. Cover with remaining pastry. Build up edge and crimp. Slit top crust in several places. Brush with beaten egg, if desired.
  • 6
    Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 and bake 15-25 minutes, until crust is nicely browned. Serve hot or warm. NOTE: Meat mixture can be put in Ziploc bags and frozen. Thaw out and put in pie crusts, then bake as above.