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"Traditional French-Canadian Meat Pie. Generally served at Christmas, but great anytime."
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servings 515 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 -9 inch pie)


  • Calories:
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 37.2 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 582 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a Dutch oven, brown ground veal, pork, and bacon. Drain off fat.
  2. Stir in onion, celery, garlic, sage, salt, and pepper. Stir in 1 cup of the water, and bring mixture to boiling. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or till onion is tender. Stir frequently.
  3. Combine cornstarch and the remaining 1/4 cup water. Add to hot meat and vegetable mixture, cooking and stirring till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat, and cool slightly.
  4. Fill pastry shell with meat and vegetable mixture. Roll out top crust on top, seal the edges, and put patterned slits in top crust.
  5. Bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) oven for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand about 15 minutes before serving.

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  1. 18 Ratings

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Excellent! I have tried many tourtiere recipies and having a French family, this was one of the most savory flavoured. It is quite a compliment when they keep coming back for seconds. The sag...

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I found it very bland.

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Excellent! I have tried many tourtiere recipies and having a French family, this was one of the most savory flavoured. It is quite a compliment when they keep coming back for seconds. The sag...

Adding bacon makes this tourtiere a little different from the rest. Tasty and delicious!

Absolutely delicious. I had half a pound of ground veal left after making meatloaf and decided to try out this recipe. Wow. Because this is a rather simplistic dish (a basic meat pie), using ...

This is an absolutely terrific recipe and everyone went nuts over it. I served it with a red onion/apple marmalade. I made the following changes. 1 1/2 lbs pork, 8 slices of bacon, 2/3 cup of b...

Very good! Very simple! I didn't have sage so I used thyme instead and it was still good. It's a keeper for me!

This is absolutely BY FAR the BEST tourtiere I've ever had! Most families will add leftover mashed potatoes as well to make a creamier consistency...I had some sweet potatoes on hand so I added ...

Can't really give it 5 stars because I only used it as a guideline. However, my results were delicious! I used ground pork and bacon, I added grated carrot, a bit of tomato juice and some fresh ...

I've been using this recipe for the past 5 yrs now and always get requests to bring to family get togethers at Christmas time. I do agree that the addition of bacon to this classic recipe makes...

My family and I enjoyed this recipe tremendously. It rated far higher than any store-bought meat pies. Next time, though, I think I'll try splitting the meat mixture, and making two pies!