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Tasty Tortiere recipe needed

January 9th, 2007, 01:30 PM
I really have a hankering for a tortiere, we used to buy frozen home made ones from the gas station here ( sounds horrible i know, but there was a restaurant attached) but now there are new owners and nothing is the same.:sad:
I have never made one of my own, and every recipe i have found so far is kinda bland looking. Need some great tasting ideas....

January 9th, 2007, 10:53 PM
mmm i looove tourtières! so easy to make too...

better if you make your own pie crust but if you have no time, premade ones are OK. here is a nice, basic recipe... you can go half porc and half beef, or one third each of porc, beef and veal... all yummy! have fun!

1 1/2 lb. ground lean pork
1 sm. onion, minced
1/2 c. boiling water
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. sage
1 1/8 tsp. salt

1. In a heavy 3 quart saucepan, saute meat and onion. Drain. Return to pan. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook about 45 minutes or until about half the liquid has evaporated. Add 3 medium sized potatoes cooked and mashed or 1 cup instant potatoes to cooked meat mixture. Cool.
2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

3. Prepare two-crust pastry. Roll out half and line a deep 9 inch pie plate. Fill with cooled meat mixture. Roll out remainder of dough and cover pie. Flute and seal edges; slash top crust.

4. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking 30-40 minutes longer. May be made ahead and frozen.

January 10th, 2007, 12:19 PM
mmmm :D looks good TD!!!!:thumbs up Im gonna try it out tomorrow night!
I'll let you know how it turns out!!!!!
(pictures and all:D ) lol

doggy lover
January 10th, 2007, 04:08 PM
The recipe that we have at work is like that but we add a little mashed potato to it, you can also use venison or other wild meat in it as well to make a change.

January 10th, 2007, 04:13 PM
there is mashed potato in that recipe... described in the "how to" :o

mmmm now i'm hungry... served juicy crispy hot with nice cold ketchup... :cloud9:

doggy lover
January 10th, 2007, 05:20 PM
:o Opps sorry that is what I get for not reading everything.:sorry:

January 10th, 2007, 05:20 PM
hehe! no tasty meat pie for doggy lover! :evil: :D :laughing:

January 10th, 2007, 05:28 PM
I add potatoes to mine too and do the 1/2 pork - 1/2 beef!

January 10th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Use 1/2 lb each of beef, veal and pork. It has a much better taste. Also, can use bread crumbs to thicken a bit so that your pastry doesn't get mushy on the bottom during cooking.

January 10th, 2007, 06:16 PM
Great tips everyone!:thumbs up
This site is even great for human feeding :D
I cant wait till tomorrow, everything is thawing now....:D mmmm, good meat pie:p <--- licking my lips

January 10th, 2007, 09:13 PM
now i feel like holiday food all over again! :yell: :o :D