Tourtiere (Meat Pie)

Tourtiere (Meat Pie)


"This is a recipe that my grandmother has passed on to the family. It is a very tasty and filling meat pie that can be gobbled up for dinner or frozen and used at a later date."


1 h 15 m servings 361 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 21.5 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 887 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Brown beef and pork with onion and garlic in a large skillet. Drain and stir in 3/4 cup water, celery, carrot, bouillon and bay leaf. Simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat; remove from heat and discard bay leaf.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Stir potato, pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg into skillet mixture, then spoon mixture into deep dish pie shell. In a small bowl combine egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water to make egg wash; brush edge of crust with wash, then carefully add top crust and seal edges. Make several slits in top crust; brush with remaining egg mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
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  1. 87 Ratings


I have made this tourtiere twice and here's what I learned: 1) it's better to boil the potato pieces for about 10 minutes before adding them to the meat mixture (1st time they were undercooked)...

This was okay. I used 2 potatoes and didn't use celery as I didn't have any. I shredded one carrot, and chopped another up. I chopped everything into small pieces and they all came out fully coo...

This is one I keep coming back to over and over. It's excellent.

This is absolutely the best Tourtiere although I did add 1 tsp Allspice for authenticity. For ease and consistency, I put the potato, celery and carrot through the food processor, chopped very f...

Loved this recipe. Easy to make and tasted delicious. I've been looking for a tourtiere recipe for years and I've finally found the one! My husband ate it for supper and then lunch the next d...

The spices complement the vegetables well. I added salt to my serving as it need something. It was excellent after that. I've also made this like Shepherd's Pie by omitting the potatoes and cru...

My husband and I love going to Quebec for Christmas every three years. This recipe reminded me of the wonderful scents that came from the local restaurants. I used a mixture of ground beef, gr...

This excellent pie makes a great dinner for family or company, something out of the ordinary. If you have not experienced French Canadian cooking, you may find the flavors unusual, but very deli...

My mother turned her nose up at this at first. She said it smelled like a mince meat pie, which she KNEW she didn't like. After she tried it though, she was wowed. Has asked me to make it aga...