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Old-Fashioned Tourtiere

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The old fashioned tourtiere is a traditional meat pie that is made with pork and veal and cooked during christmas in Quebec. Mixed with sauteed onions, the old fashioned tourtiere is made with pie pastry base with the meat filling and topped with another pastry half. baked in the oven, this canadian meat piw is a real keeper.
Ingredients
  Lean ground pork 1 Pound
  Ground veal 1⁄2 Pound
  Onion 1 Small, chopped fine
  Shortening 3⁄4 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Mixed herbs 1 Tablespoon (Parsley, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary)
  Plain pastry 1 (1 Recipe, Rich)
Directions

Saute onion lightly in fat, then add meat to which the seasoning has been added.
Also add water.
Cook slowly till meat is done about 25 minutes.
Cool.
Line a pie plate with half the pastry.
Sprinkle lightly with flour, add meat, then top with the other half of the pastry.
Put into a hot oven 400F for about 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 F and continue cooking for about 30 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Party

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