Old-Fashioned Tourtiere

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Sep. 04, 2009

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.


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)


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.


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

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1760Calories from Fat 975

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 109 g167.7%

Saturated Fat 38 g190%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2493 mg103.88%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 140 g280%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet