Tourtiere is a traditional meat pie served in French-speaking areas of Canada for Reveillon, a Christmas or New Years Eve party. Enjoy this vegetarian version which I have modified from several sources. Makes 2 pies or one really big, thick one. Serve with a spicy chutney or steak sauce, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, and a nice salad. Freezes well before baking. Bon appetit!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the vegetable broth into a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Measure the texturized vegetable protein and vegetable flakes into a large mixing bowl. Pour the boiling broth over the texturized vegetable protein and vegetable flakes; soak for 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the mushrooms and onions; cook and stir until soft, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir the texturized vegetable protein and vegetable flake mixture in with the mushroom and onions. Pour the beer into the skillet with the vegetable mixture; remove from heat and cool.

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Whisk the egg and milk together in a small bowl.

  • Line a deep dish pie plate with one round of the prepared pastry. Pour the vegetable mixture into the pastry shell. Prepare the top pastry by cutting a 2 to 3-inch hole in the center of the round using a knife or a decorative cookie cutter.

  • Moisten the edges of the bottom round with water. Place the top round of prepared pastry on top of the meat filling, pressing around the edges and crimping to seal. Brush the top of the pastry with the egg and milk mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated 450 degree F (230 degrees C) oven for 15 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and continue baking until the crust is golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Note

TVP and vegetable flakes are available at most health food and bulk stores.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 15.7g; carbohydrates 25.4g; fat 11.3g; cholesterol 17.4mg; sodium 493.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2008
Tastes great. The recipe however leaves out where to add a third of the ingredients! My amended Step 3 is: Stir the texturized vegetable protein and vegetable flake mixture in with the mushroom and onions. Mix bread crumbs pepper sea salt thyme savory cloves and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Add bread crumb mixture into vegetable mixture. Pour the beer into the skillet with the vegetable mixture; remove from heat and cool. I used 1/4 tsp marjoram and 1/4 tsp sage instead of savory. I also used a frozen pie crust and only used 2/3 of the filling inside the pie. Fantastic with cranberry chutney!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2009
I'm not vegetarian but I do eat vegetarian meals once in a while. I have to admit though this vegetarian tourtiere leaves something to be desired. I always wanted to find an excuse to try TVP but never could find a use for it. Having tried it however I don't think I'll be eagerly awaiting another opportunity. Looks like ground meat but tastes... uh unique. To make matters worse half the recipe instructions are missing. Thanks Jkalea for your step 3! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2008
Tastes great. The recipe however leaves out where to add a third of the ingredients! My amended Step 3 is: Stir the texturized vegetable protein and vegetable flake mixture in with the mushroom and onions. Mix bread crumbs pepper sea salt thyme savory cloves and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Add bread crumb mixture into vegetable mixture. Pour the beer into the skillet with the vegetable mixture; remove from heat and cool. I used 1/4 tsp marjoram and 1/4 tsp sage instead of savory. I also used a frozen pie crust and only used 2/3 of the filling inside the pie. Fantastic with cranberry chutney!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2007
I was given a box of beef-style TVP and was floundering around looking for something to make. This recipe was very very good. Beware! Most refrigerated pie crusts contain lard. Mrs. Smith's is the only brand I've found that doesn't. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/07/2009
I'm not vegetarian but I do eat vegetarian meals once in a while. I have to admit though this vegetarian tourtiere leaves something to be desired. I always wanted to find an excuse to try TVP but never could find a use for it. Having tried it however I don't think I'll be eagerly awaiting another opportunity. Looks like ground meat but tastes... uh unique. To make matters worse half the recipe instructions are missing. Thanks Jkalea for your step 3! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2010
The disjointed instructions are a bit hard to follow but the end result is very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2013
This is a good recipe despite the fact that it is a little disjointed. My niece is vegetarian and I am always looking for something to cook for her when she comes over. The beer you choose does make a big difference I went with heavy winter lager very distinct taste. I will make it again with a different beer. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2012
I did not care for this. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2013
Tried this dish and was not pleased. The taste left little to be desired and the directions were very disjointed. Read More
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