Tourtiere (French Canadian Meat Pie)


2 pounds lean ground pork
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced fine
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups brown beef gravy (recipe follows)
1 cup fine bread crumbs
1 cup diced cooked potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Pastry for 2 double-crust 9-inch pies


Saute pork, beef, and onion until browned. Add cinnamon, cloves, and gravy and simmer for 5 minutes. Add bread crumbs, diced potatoes, and salt and pepper, and stir well. Remove from heat. Divide between pastry-lined pie tins and cover with pastry crust. Brush with egg wash and bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until browned.

Brown Gravy


Makes 2 nine-inch pies

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Different regions, different

Different regions, different recipes, my mother never used potatoes, gravy, bread crumbs, cinnamon or cloves. Just the meat with onions, simmered with savory and allspice in water.