Quebec Tourtiere


A traditional Canadian pie, from a homemade recipe, that's choc full of goodness.


1 c butter (unsalted,in 1/2 inch cubes and refrigerated)
1 1⁄2 t salt
1 t sugar
1 lb beef (ground or minced)
1⁄4 onion (grated)
1 c water
1⁄2 t pepper
1⁄4 t nutmeg


  1. Combine the flour, a teaspoon of salt, and sugar in the food processor, then cube by cube add the butter while blending.
  2. Add the ice water by the tablespoon, blending until the mixture clumps.
  3. Knead the dough a bit and form two discs, wrapping each in cling film and refrigerate them for an hour.
  4. Take one disc out, rest it briefly and line the sides and bottom of a pie plate with it.
  5. Sprinkle the potato over the pie crust.
  6. After preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, we boil the meat, onion, water, salt and pepper until the meat loses its pink color.
  7. We then add the rest of the spices for a few more minutes.
  8. When the water has evaporated, we use the created filling to fill the pie, covering it with the other doughy disc.
  9. Seal the dough's edges and cook for 15 minutes, then reducing the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cooking for a further 35.
  10. Let rest briefly before serving.
4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes