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Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

30 minutes


8-10 Servings

About the Recipe

Easy to make and impossible to resist, this Quebec classic is like the ultimate comfort food. With its flaky, golden pastry hugging a filling that's a harmonious blend of ground pork, beef and veal and flavored with spices like cinnamon, cloves, and allspice this is truly a dish that has a symphony of tastes.
Picture the savory aroma wafting through your kitchen, instantly transporting you to a place of coziness and good company. The best part? Crafting this masterpiece is surprisingly easy—I'll guide you through every step, from creating the perfect pastry to savoring that first, delightful bite. So, grab your apron, unleash your inner chef, and let’s make some magic happen with this Meat Tourtière!



1/2 lb ground pork

1/2 lb ground beef

1/2 lb ground veal

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup beef or vegetable broth

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground allspice

Salt and pepper to taste

Pastry dough (enough for a double-crust pie)

Egg wash (optional):

1 egg

2-3 tablespoons water

pinch of salt and sugar


In a large skillet, cook the pork and beef over medium heat until browned. Drain excess fat.

Add chopped onions and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until onions are softened.

Stir in the broth, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the mixture thickens. Allow it to cool.

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Roll out half of the pastry dough and line a pie plate with it. Fill the pie shell with the meat mixture.

Roll out the remaining pastry dough and place it over the filling. Seal the edges and cut slits on top to allow steam to escape.

Brush the top with egg wash and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Allow the tourtière to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Eat it plain or with a squeeze of ketchup, either way enjoy your delicious traditional Quebec meat tourtière!

Bon Appétit!

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