Living in Montreal was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The food, among many things, was extraordinary, and the traditions of Quebec was something I cherished. I first learned of Tourtiére during the holiday season there. It’s been a Christmas and New Year’s tradition forever. Hell, you can buy frozen Tourtiére in grocery stores year round. It’s so yummy.
There was no way I was leaving Montreal without learning how to make one. This recipe, although a combination of a few I learned, has become my go to for the holidays. It stays moist, even after freezing for later, and has an incredibly rich and savory flavor. There is really no wrong way to make this dish… throw in some meat and vegetables, wrap it in a pie crust, bake, and eat. And, of course, serve it with some Ketchup because that’s the way it was meant to be served. I hope you enjoy.