French Canadian Tourtiere Recipe

This French Canadian Tourtiere is hearty, satisfying, and easy to make so it’s a great choice for a holiday main course. Visually impressive, relatively affordable, and best served at room temperature, so a tourtiere doesn’t require any kind of precise timing. Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere Recipe (meat pie), served on Reveillon (Christmas Eve).


  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground sage
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

405 calories; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 22.1g; fat 26.6g; cholesterol 55.3mg; sodium 748.9mg. 

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