About this recipe: This is a recipe that my grandmother has passed on to the family. It is a very tasty and filling meat pie that can be gobbled up for dinner or frozen and used at a later date.
I have made this tourtiere twice and here's what I learned: 1) it's better to boil the potato pieces for about 10 minutes before adding them to the meat mixture (1st time they were undercooked) 2) we thought the original recipe was pretty good, but found we didn't really care for the cinnamon and cloves, so the second time I made this, I omitted them. Might taste a little less like a true tortiere, but it sure makes a delicious meat pie that even picky kids will love. 3) If you think you have celery in your crisper and realize at the last minute that you don't, a cup of frozen peas tossed in makes a great substitute. 4)Tasty recipe and very easy. - 27 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was okay. I used 2 potatoes and didn't use celery as I didn't have any. I shredded one carrot, and chopped another up. I chopped everything into small pieces and they all came out fully cooked. I've never had French Canadian food before, so I wasn't used to the combinations. While it was okay, I think that next time I will omit the sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves) and substitute savory such as marjoram, garlic powder, onion powder and maybe basil. The flavors didn't mesh together for me. - 29 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is one I keep coming back to over and over. It's excellent. - 26 Jul 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)