tourtiere, meat pie

French Meat Pie


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 1 ⁄2cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 ⁄2cup water
  • 2 large potatoes peeled, cut into quarters
  • 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⁄4teaspoon allspice
  • 1 ⁄4teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ⁄8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 double crust pie crust


  • Combine beef, pork, onion and water in a medium saucepan and mix well.
  • Cook, covered, over low heat until the ground beef and pork are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
  • Boil the potatoesin water to cover in a small saucepan until tender; drain.
  • Add to the meat mixture.
  • Add the salt, allspice, cloves and pepper and mix well; remove from heat.
  • Mash the mixture with a potato masher.
  • Roll the pastry into two 11-inch circles on a lightly floured surface.
  • Fit 1 pastry into a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Fill with the meat mixture.
  • Cover with the remaining pastry, fluting the edge and cutting several vents.
  • Bake at 450′ for 20 minutes or the crust is golden brown.


This is a basic recipe. Many people like more spices. Always taste test prior to filling pie crust to make sure this meets your expectations

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