Meat Pie (Tortiere)

10 Ratings
  • prep time 0 min
  • total time 0 min
  • serves 4
Meat Pie (Tortiere)

Recipe courtesy of chef Claudette Boudreault of Chez Claudette restaurant.

Beef, Lunch, Main, Moderate


Pie Shell

4 cups flour

½ packet of shortening

½ teaspoon salt

2 eggs, scrambled

1 can 50 mL can of clear citrus soda

½ litre cool water

Meat Filling

6-6.5 pounds of ground meat

1 onion, minced

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pastry spice, store bought

1 cup breadcrumbs


Pie Shell

1. Mix flour, shortening and salt in mixing bowl until mixture resembles the texture of tiny split peas.

2. Add the eggs, clear citrus soda and cool water. Mix with your hands until the mixture does not stick.

3. Put a bit of flour on flat surface and roll out.

4. Place rolled-out pastry in pie plate, gently press against bottom and sides of pan. Trim overhanging edge of pastry, approximately 1-inch from the pie plate's edge. Tuck the rim of dough underneath itself so that folded edge is flush with pan edge.

5. Flute the edge. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

Meat Filling

1. Cook ground meat, be careful not to burn or overcook.

2. Add onion, pepper, pepper, salt, pastry spice and breadcrumbs.

3. Remove pie shell from refrigerator and fill pie shell with meat filling.

4. Bake pie for 45 minutes. Check at 35 minute mark to make sure pie does not burn.

5. Yield: 4 pies

See more: Beef, Lunch, Main, Moderate

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