My Sweet Marie

Tourtieres

Posted on: December 23, 2011

Tourtieres are a big tradition in our home. We generally serve them up on Christmas eve and nibble on the leftovers all through the holidays! We make enough to eat all year-long too and to share with those who don’t make them! No, I am not taking orders, thank you very much! Running a little late this year but finally the tourtieres are done!

This year I had an extra challenge of making a few gluten-free tourtieres along with the regulars! I will post my recipe for Gluten-free pastry next! It definitely is more fragile than my regular pastry recipe, oh my! They are kind of sad-looking but they’ll taste good! My other pastry looks beautiful!

Tourtieres:

  • 10 lbs of ground meat (I do a mix of pork and beef)  can do veal,turkey etc.
  • 5 lbs of mashed potatoes
  • pastry for 10 tops and bottoms (shells)
  • 4-5 tbsp dry sage
  • 3 large onions chopped
  • 4-5 carrots peeled and diced
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper, parsley

Directions:

  1. Brown your meat with the onions,carrots and garlic in a very large pot.
  2. While the meat is cooking, boil your potatoes and mash them as per usual once they are fully cooked. Set aside.
  3. Once the meat is fully cooked, drain off any fat. Now season it to your taste with the sage,salt and pepper and parsley.
  4. Have your pastry ready, I usually do them ahead of time and have them cold in the fridge or freezer! Store-bought works too for the busy Moms and Dads!
  5. Once the meat taste nicely seasoned, add in the mashed potatoes and stir well to combine.
  6. Fill your pie shells and top with the pastry top. I like to crimp the edges so that they look fancy, your call!
  7. Serve with chilli sauce and a nice salad! enjoy! some people like having kecthup with it….we’re a classy bunch!
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1 Response to "Tourtieres"

Reblogged this on My Sweet Marie and commented:

Tis the season. Today Denis and I made our tourtieres once again for the holiday season. A few will be gifted and some will be frozen for future dinners! Enjoy the tourtieres with a side of veggies and salad and voila, dinner is served! Don’t forget to have lots of desserts on hand for afterwards too!

Merry Christmas all!

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