Tourtière (Traditional Meal in Quebec)

Tourtière is meat pie.  It’s one of the traditional meal we have at Christmas.  Some like it with ketchup on top.  I like it with a little bit of molasses on top.  A few in my family does that.  I was a teen when my mother told me so I had to try it and I really liked it this way.  But sometimes I only have ketchup on top.

I made this recipe last Sunday.  It was my first time trying it.  I really liked it.  Even my son likes it.  He wanted to have tourtière for his lunch at school.  When I told to my mother that I made this tourtière, she wanted to try this recipe.  She said that it was so good that she didn’t add ketchup and usually she always adds ketchup.

The recipe is really easy to do.  You should give it a try.

Tourtière
Serving : 1 pie (between 6-8 servings depending on the size of the slices)
From Food.com

  • 1 lb ground pork (my mother used half of pork and half of veal)
  • 1/2 cup light cream or 1/2 cupCarnation Evaporated milk
  • 1 choppedonion
  • 1garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon driedmustard powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (I used allspice and a little bit more)
  • 1 potato, boiled drained and mashed
  • 1 dash hot sauce (optional)
  1. Boil peeled potato, drain and mash let cool.
  2. Combine the minced ground pork with the cream and the onion, garlic, and spices.
  3. Heat to boiling, and break up the meat as its cooking.
  4. Cook on a simmer for 25 minutes, until all the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the mashed potato.
  6. Chill until cold.
  7. Prepare your favourite savoury pie crust for a double pie.
  8. Line pie plate with bottom crust, and place filling evenly into shell.
  9. Top with top crust.
  10. Vent slightly.
  11. Pie now can be frozen for future baking, or baked now.
  12. Preheat oven 450 degrees and bake 15 minutes, Reduce heat to 325 degrees, and bake 20 more minutes.
  13. Let pie rest 5 minutes, before cutting.
  14. Serve with HP Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Worchestershire Sauce.
I wish you Happy Holidays!