Canadian Christmas Recipes

Tourtiere (Canadian)


teaspoon black pepper, ground
teaspoon sage, dried
teaspoon thyme, dried
cup celery, finely chopped
lb ground beef
lb ground pork
⅔ cup carrots shredded
teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, crushed and finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon breadcrumbs, dried
1 tablespoon light olive
1 teaspoon parsley, dried
2 teaspoons Cognac
home made or store bought pastry
pinch of cinnamon, ground
pinch of cloves, ground
pinch of nutmeg, grated

Serves 6 to 8

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1. Whether you are using home made pastry or store bought, roll out the pastry to fit a 9 inch pie dish. You will need 2 circles of the same size.
2. Set one of the rolled out pastry circles aside and place the other into the pie dish
3. In a large frying pan saut the beef, pork, garlic, onion, celery and carrots until the meat is cooked and the vegetables tender.
4. Drain the excess fat from the pan, then add the Cognac, beef stock, salt, pepper, sage, thyme, cloves, parsley, cinnamon and nutmeg to the mixture and mix well
5. Continue to cook at the lowest heat for a further 20 minutes, then remove from the heat
6. Mix in the breadcrumbs and allow to sit for 3 minutes
7. Fill the pie dish with the mix and place the set aside pastry on the top of the pie and crimple the dough shut
8. Flute the edges of the pie and cut a vent in the top of the pie
9. In a preheated oven of 400F/200C bake the pie for 12 minutes then reduce the heat to 350F/180C and bake for a further 25 to 30 minutes, so the pastry becomes golden brown.

Where To Buy Cookery Books

Amazon - Online Store
The Book Depository - Bookstore
Blackwell's - Bookstore
Waterstones - Bookstore