French Canadian Tourtière


Traditional French Canadian tourtière (meat pie), served on Revéillon (Christmas Eve).

close up view of a slice of French Canadian Tourtiere on a plate
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 pound lean ground pork

  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground sage

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 (14.1 ounce) package double-crust pie pastry, thawed


  1. Combine pork, beef, onion, garlic, water, salt, thyme, sage, black pepper, and cloves in a saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat to low and simmer until meat is cooked, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  3. Spoon meat mixture into pie crust. Cover with top crust and pinch edges to seal. Cut slits in top crust so steam can escape. Cover edges of pie with strips of aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes; remove foil and return to the oven. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
27g Fat
22g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 749mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 263mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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