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Catholic Recipe: Tourtière (Meat Pie)


  • 1-1/4 lbs. lean ground pork
  • ¼ tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • ¾ lbs. lean ground beef
  • ¼ tsp. Ground cloves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Pastry for two crust pie (9")
  • 1/8 tsp. Pepper


Yield: 1 9" pie

Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Canada


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This is a popular recipe in the Province of Quebec.


Put all ingredients except pastry into a saucepan and cook covered slowly about 1 hour, until meat is tender and liquid cooked down.

Stir occasionally. Let meat mixture cool before putting in pie plate. Put bottom crust in pie plate, spread mixture evenly and put on top crust. Trim and crimp edges. Slash to let out steam.

Place in 400 degree oven until light brown , 25 to 30 minutes, depending on oven.