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The Gagne Family Tourtiere Pie Recipe

by Lisa
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1½ pounds fresh ground pork
1½pounds fresh ground beef, 85% lean
1½ cups chopped onions, not too fine-1/2 inch chop
1 tablespoon ground allspice,  I always buy a new fresh package for this event from Penzeys Spices
2 large baking potatoes, peeled, boiled in water and then mashed coarsely

Salt and Pepper to taste
Water

In a 5 quart pot over medium heat add the ground pork and beef, stir to combine. When it starts to change color but not brown add the onions and 1/2 a cup of water, stir well. Simmer over low heat for 25 minutes, add a touch more water so it will not stick and remember to stir every 5 minutes. Add the allspice and the mashed potatoes, the mixture should be medium thick and when it bubbles it should have the consistency of polenta. If you need to add more water add it, if you have added to much water just cook it until it evaporates and become the right consistency.

Let cool in the refrigerator overnight to let the flavors meld together, bake in a double butter crust the next day. Bake at 375°F for appox. 50 minutes or until golden and gorgeous. Remember to make plenty of slits in the top crust to vent all that moisture.

 

-Recipe courtesy of Brenda Athanus

 

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