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This recipe makes a good meat pie... but it is not a traditional Tourtière recipe. A true Tourtière requires no herb no garlic no chicken broth (water is used instead) but rather the following spices: cinnamon cloves all spice salt and pepper. So as a French Canadian I would not mind serving this meat pie say on a cold January night but certainly not on Christmas Eve (Réveillon) as it would break the tradition.
I liked this recipe and the spice blend. I use a variety of meat pie(Tourtiere) recipes and have been making them for a long time. Sorry Tyggrette there are as many "traditional" recipes for tourtiere as there are ways to prepare meatloaf! Each Region of Canada prepares it differently. Besides spices don't make a tradition people do. This is a nice recipe and a recommended try. Thanks Claudette
This was easy & a big hit with the kids but the adults found it typical of traditional European country-fare: filling but a bit boring. It was tasty but a little dry. I'll be serving it on cold winter days........maybe with a gavy or sauce on the side!
This pie is DELICIOUS! Even my five-year-old husband who refuses to eat like an adult LOVED this dish! It was easy to make and tastes great. I was nervous about using a spice like mace on meat but the spices were perfect. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe!
Good recipe. I agree with the use of pork only and the spicing in this version. Every French Canadian myself included knows the BEST recipe for tourtiere and it's their's! Part of my family Christmas is a friendly discussion around the dining table as to whose tourtiere is the most 'authentic'. For me tourtiere and home-made chili sauce IS Christmas. I've never met a tourtiere I wouldn't sample!
I would have given this recipe 5 stars except for a couple things - mainly I made some serious changes to the recipe used beef instead of pork and incorporated the half pound of bacon from which I rendered the fat. Having said that dh and two daughters (15 and 11) loved the whole meat pie thing. "You should serve this when we have company!" and so on. I felt the recipe deserved 4 stars on principle alone. Next time I think I will make it with the pork and see how it is that way.
We loved this recipe. Used refrigerator piecrusts to save time. Didn't have savory but don't feel the taste suffered one bit. Took a bit longer to cook down. My husband loved the flavor. My daughter even took the filling and some iceberg lettuce to turn this into lettuce wraps like P.F. Changs.