How to make Tourtiere

How to make Tourtiere

Do you ever end up with odd random thoughts that lead to having to have a certain food?

While driving home the other day, I was quizzing my oldest on spelling words, when a song said that a platypus is the color of a blueberry. This reminded me I should ask her raspberry, to see if she knew to add the silent P. Β From there, my mind wandered to raspberry tarts, then tarts versus tortes, then finally settled on tourtiere, which is a French Canadian meat pie. Then, from one silly little song on the radio, I was now craving this meat pie.

As usual, my mom came to my rescue with a recipe. I believe a traditional version may include pigeon, but I am no more likely to eat a pigeon as I am to eat the squirrels in my back yard, so this pork and beef version is much more my speed. This delicious recipe is great with a light salad or a soup. I’m thinking of serving it with a nice vegetable soup. Enjoy!

Tourtiere
Ingredients:
1 pound ground pork
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 pie crusts (we use already prepared ones from the store)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425.
Combine pork, beef, onion, garlic, water, and all seasonings.
Cook over medium heat until mixture boils; stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to low and simmer until meat is cooked, about 5 minutes.
Spoon into one pie crust and place the other crust on top.
Crimp edges to seal and pierce top with a fork to vent steam.
Cover the edges of the crust with tin foil to prevent burning and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until browned.
Remove from oven and let stand for a few minutes before slicing.

enjoy!

Looking for a meat-free savory dish? Try this quiche recipe.

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  • Toutiere is delicious, and your recipe sounds lovely. (I don’t fancy the pigeon either!) I’ve shared a traditional French recipe this week too, only it’s a much easier version than the original. Thank you for hosting.

    • Thank you! Pigeon must be an acquired taste. πŸ™‚

    • Shannon

      I honestly do not think I could manage to choke down pigeon, and have no desire to find out. πŸ˜‰ I’m not that adventurous an eater.

  • I’ve never had tourtiere, but it sounds yummy and something that should be serve with a piped dollop of sour cream mashed potatoes. It’s sounds like a perfect winter dish, too. I love the tree cut-out in the middle of your pie. How cute!

    • What a delicious addition. We love comofort food – especially in the winter.

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  • Hi,
    I shared a recipe for a Raspberry Tart (SCD/GAPS). Also, an article about fructose, as well as an article about the different gut bacteria found in autistic children.

    Thanks for hosting!

    • Thanks! Those sound like great resources.

  • This looks amazing and a meat pie seems right up DH’s alley too. I think we’ll try it this weekend, thanks for the recipe!

    • Great! Let us know how it turns out.

  • Hi! We left a recipe for Easy Taco Soup. Thanks for hosting this…we love your blog! πŸ™‚ Kim & Jen http://freefamilyfunactivities.blogspot.com

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  • My mom is 100% French Canadian, and tourtiere was our Christmas Eve traditional meal. I still make it, but not every year. LOVE it! Ours is a little different, using only pork and spices of cinnamon and cloves. Mmm, now you’ve got me craving it, too!

  • We had pigeon when we were in Italy at a fabulous restaurant in Colle Val d’ Elsa and I must say, it was delightful. It made me think folks there should be eating more of them … would make the piazza’s less messy (ha!).

    Maybe some Cream of Asparagus Soup with your Tourtiere? I shared my recipe, just in case ;). Happy Friday!

    • Thanks for the linky and the suggestion. We love Asparagus Soup!

  • Shay

    Recipe looks great! I am going to have to try it!

  • thanks so much for hosting πŸ™‚

    marissa
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  • Your recipe looks amazing! I am sharing an easy recipe for cooking a small chicken in a crock pot as well as some tips on how to get the most use out of a week’s worth of groceries.

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