Tourtière

So, I was looking to try a French Canadian recipe, as my partner is from that region.. His mom always makes tourtière and I wanted to try it.. I didn’t think that it was going to be hard, it is just getting the spices just right.. I found this recipe on AllRecipes and it worked!! He loved it.. 

Tourtière 

1 pound lean ground pork
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
 
Method
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • In a saucepan, combine pork, beef, onion, garlic, water, salt, thyme, sage, black pepper and cloves. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils; stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer until meat is cooked, about 5 minutes.

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

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

    I left out the ground beef and used poultry seasoning instead of the sage.. I read the reviews and a lot of people suggested adding a 1/2tsp of cinnamon, so I did.. And it was great.. It was an easy recipe, the crust was probably the hardest part.  

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