The Best Tourtière (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

The Best Tourtière (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

 

Can’t you just see the joy on your family’s faces when you pull this delicious French Canadian Tourtiere from the oven during the Holidays?  The golden pie crust plus all of those delicious spices will make every mouth water.  You can make the filling using your Instant Pot or Stove Top, there are recipes for both below.

Slice of tourtiere on white plate with red antipasto on the side

The best French Canadian Tourtiere is so rich and full of good things like beef, pork, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves!

Juicy slice of French Canadian Tourtiere, just look at that golden pie crust.

“How do you make Tourtiere is the #1 question I get asked! And you know it is so easy to make.  The recipe comes out perfect every time, and my readers tell me that too!  The rich blend of beef, pork and spices create a special cozy dish that rests inside my perfect flaky pie crust.  I’ll show you all my tips and tricks on how to make this delicious Tourtiere.  French Canadian Tourtiere is a meat pie and you can enjoy one now and freeze one for later, because this recipe makes two Tourtiere!  You can serve a crowd of 10 or 12 with this awesome recipe.

Now I typically make the delicious beef and pork filling in my cast iron pan.  And I’ve always had to be really careful with this, because as I’m sure you know you can overcook meat if the heat is too high and it will dry out.

side view of tourtiere with pie crust maple leaves in a white baking dish and cinnamon sticks on the side.

Bubbling French Canadian Tourtiere, ready to serve for an unforgettable holiday season!

So this past week I decided to try to make this awesome tourtiere recipe in my Instant Pot pressure cooker!  And you won’t believe not only how easy it is, but how delicious and moist the result was!  I also used a frozen ready made pie crust, because I was entering a contest by Tenderflake.   I didn’t win a prize, but I think we’re the winners with this amazing recipe!

So this post has been added to.  You can make tourtiere with the classic recipe or use the alternate instructions to make the filling in the instant pot.

Unbaked french canadian tourtiere in white baking dish

Our Tourtiere is all dressed up with a maple leaf pie crust topping!

 

Well traditionally a French-Canadian dish, an authentic tourtiere recipe is often served during the Holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, but I like to have a few of these hearty meat pies in the freezer for those days you just don’t have time to cook.

Now I know the main focus of this blog is easy family recipes, but I also have a passion for golden flaky pie crust.  And this traditional tourtiere recipe really delivers!

french canadian tourtiere with two servings removed in white baking dish

We couldn’t wait to dig into this juicy traditional tourtiere!

“How do I make a Tourtiere recipe when my schedule is jammed packed with everyone and everything else?”

 

freshly baked tourtiere in white baking dish with sprigs of thyme on top

Have a slice of this yummy Tourtiere won’t you? It’s a meal unto itself, and all you really need to add is a side salad.

We even have them after a long afternoon on the golf course!  This is one meat pie recipe you will want to serve anytime, not just during the Holidays.  The blending of different meats, herbs and spices in this authentic tourtiere recipe will have your mouth watering long before the pie is ready to serve.  But be patient!  The pie crust  and delicious filling in this recipe is worth the wait.

What is in a Tourtière?  Well in addition to deliciously lean cuts of beef and pork, that are slowly simmered, I think the unique combination of Tourtiere spices that includes cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and summer savoury, provide an earthy, rich flavour.

Need a Pie Crust Recipe? No problem!  Check out my post Five Steps To Make Perfect Pie Crust.

Or in the case of the Instant Pot Recipe just below, you can speed up the process even more by using a prepared frozen pie crust.  Honestly?  I prefer my own pie crust.  But when pressed for time, or for no reason at all, I will use ready made pie crusts.  The quality is so much better today than it was even five years ago!

TIPS FOR A PERFECT FRENCH CANADIAN TOURTIERE IN THE INSTANT POT

I really didn’t change anything for the recipe ingredients at all, not even the water.  The filling still has to bake in the oven for 35 TO 45 minutes.

  • Use prepared frozen pie shells for the Instant Pot version of this recipe
  • Thaw the pie shells in the refrigerator while the tourtiere filling is cooking
  • Follow all the directions carefully
  • Don’t worry if the filling appears to have alot of liquid.  Some of it will bake away
  • Use pie crust cutters  (links below) to create a lovely design on your top crust or if using a solid top crust, be sure to cut several vent holes to let out the steam
  • Let the Tourtière stand for about 10 minutes before serving
  • Bon Appetit!

Whether you cook the filling on the stove top or use the Instant Pot, this traditional tourtiere recipe can be made ahead in a batch and frozen, either in the large 9.5” family size, or in an individual 4” size.

Pop the frozen Tourtière into the oven for 30-35 minutes, add a salad and presto!  A meal in minutes. Alternatively, bake the pie in a microwavable dish, and dinner can be ready quicker than that!

Slice of tourtiere on white plate with red antipasto on the side

The best French Canadian Tourtiere is so rich and full of good things like beef, pork, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves!

 

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If you haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet, you might wish to consider it.  Or maybe put a bug in someone’s ear that you would love one as a gift!  This Instant Pot is an Amazon Bestseller, and it’s the one that I have.

I also love to use a traditional baking dish to make my Tourtiere in.  These Emile Henry baking dishes are very heavy and deep, so this two crust pie will actually fill one baking dish with just a bit leftover for a mini meat pie.  I love the cherry red color too!

And finally if you want to have fun making pie crust designs, this set of  pie crust cutters is all you need.

THE BEST FRENCH CANADIAN TOURTIERE

 

An easy recipe, and perfect for beginner pie bakers.  This Tourtière recipe is based upon the Mme Jehane Benoit Tourtière recipe, so I hope you enjoy it!

Not sure what to serve with a Tourtière?  Shown here with a tart tomato antipasto – mainly because I wanted something red!   But you can use your imagination and add any type of side dish.  The Tourtiere is a meal unto itself, so I tend to choose lighter sides, like a tossed salad, or grilled root vegetables.

If you like the recipe please give it a 5 star rating.

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Traditional Tourtière Recipe - French Canadian Meat Pie (Instant Pot or Stove Top)
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins
 

A traditional French-Canadian dish, Tourtière, or meat pie is usually served around the festive season. It's such a hearty meal and easy to make in batches, so batch bake several and put them in the freezer. You can pull one out and pop it in the oven one night when you are pressed for time. Just add a salad! We have an Instant Pot Tourtiere and a Stove Top Tourtiere - take your pick!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French-Canadian
Keyword: traditional tourtiere
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 2 pie crust recipe uses lard, makes top and bottom crust
  • 2 lb. ground beef lean
  • 1 ½ lb. ground pork lean
  • 2 onions large, cooking
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 ½ c water filtered
  • 3 tsp summer savory dried
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats large flake
  • 1 egg yolk large
  • 3 tsp. milk
  • 1 tsp cloves ground
Instructions
Instructions for Stove Top
  1. In a large saucepan with a heavy bottom, (at least 3 quarts/litres) cook, beef, pork, chopped onion, celery, parsley, water, and all of the spices and herbs – on medium heat, until the mixture comes to a boil and the meat is broken down and looks crumbly – this will take 15-20 minutes (the meat should not be pink).  Then let the mixture simmer on low heat until the liquid is cooked down– this will take 50 – 60 minutes TIP: keep checking to make sure your burner isn’t set to high and overcooks the mixture, you don't want the meat to dry out! 

  2. Once cooked, stir in the oats and set aside to cool.  If you didn’t have time to make your pastry you can cover the mixture and put it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  3. Put half of the meat mixture into one pie shell.  Roll out the top crust and with the edges moistened (see 5 Steps to Perfect Pie Crust!) flute the two crusts together with your fingers.  Brush the crust with a mixture of the milk and egg yolk (this will give the crust a golden glow) Cut vents in the top crust to allow steam to escape.  Repeat for the second pie.

  4. Bake in the bottom third of the oven at 400F for 35 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden.  Let the pie stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.  It will be piping hot!  Each pie will serve 6 to 8 people.
  5. To freeze your authentic tourtiere recipe:  double wrap in aluminum foil and then place inside a zippered freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.

Instructions for Instant Pot
  1. Get your frozen pie shells out of the freezer and let them thaw before baking

  2. In the bottom of your instant pot, place all of the ingredients: onion and celery, beef, pork, parsley, water, and all of the spices and herbs

  3. Mix the ingredients up - make sure the meats are broken down as much as possible

  4. Put the lid on your Instant Pot and set the timer to Meat/Stew for 20 minutes on High.

  5. Do a slow release for 5-7 minutes, then a fast release for the rest of the pressure.  Remove the lid and let stand for about 10 minutes.  You want to do this because the filling will be piping hot and it makes it easier to put into the pie shell

  6. Prick the bottom of the pie shells with a fork and put half of the filling in each pie shell and spread evenly.  

  7. With the two remaining pie shells, gently remove them from the pans, and roll them out on your baking mat.

  8. Using the pie crust cutters, create fun designs to cover the tourtiere mixture. OR you put the entire crust on the top, crimp the edges using your fingers.  MAKE SURE you cut a hole in the top crust for steam to escape.  

  9. Bake in the bottom third of the oven at 400F for 35 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden. Let the pie stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. It will be piping hot! Each pie will serve 6 to 8 people.
  10. To freeze your authentic tourtiere recipe: double wrap in aluminum foil and then place inside a zippered freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes two 9" pies.

Tip: you can get the bottom crust ready, but leave the rolling of the top crust until you have your filling prepared. Prep time includes the chilling of the pastry dough.

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Tourtière Recipe - French Canadian Meat Pie (Instant Pot or Stove Top)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Potassium 337mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 10.9%
Vitamin C 10.8%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 18.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

So I hope this post answered your question “How Do I Make a Traditional Tourtiere recipe?

What is your favorite meat or savory pie? Let me know if you have tried the recipe, or if you need help in any way.

Savoury Pies are a delicious alternative to busy weeknight suppers too. Just pull one of these yummy meat pies out of the freezer and you’ve got dinner!

 

 

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Classic Quiche For the Best Brunch Ever!

Classic Quiche For the Best Brunch Ever!

Classic Quiche For the Best Brunch Ever!

Serve Quiche to your friends at the next Brunch!   Brunches are so popular these days, with friends meeting at a number of popular spots around town.  But often eating out means reservations, and if not, waiting in long lineups to get in!

Waiting in line to wait to eat is not my idea of good time, and certainly not for my friends.  So I prefer to host a brunch in our home, a wonderful way to entertain.

It’s always on the weekend, the house is usually cleaned up and it gives me a chance to really spend time with friends and family since the cleanup is a breeze and can be left until later.

I love to fuss with the table – my grandmother and mother taught me this.  Real cloth napkins, fun place mats or tablecloths, fresh flowers and my best dishes!

quiche for brunch

I remember the first brunch I hosted so many years ago.  I was determined to serve Eggs Benedict and had never made Hollandaise sauce in my life.

My best friend arrived a few minutes before and started to laugh as soon as she came into the kitchen.  There I was, with every saucepan I owned either on the stove or in the sink, trying to follow an elaborate recipe from a French cookbook!  My friend Connie saved the day, whipped up the hollandaise in one small pan, and the brunch was a huge success.

So my lesson was learned, and I turned my attention to where my talents did lie – and that was baking delicious pies and tarts.  Quiche is really an egg pie with lots of yummy ingredients.

My idea of a successful menu allows for many foods to be prepared ahead and frozen – especially my famous Quiche!  With that main item out of the way, I can concentrate on other items, like different types of salads, antipasto, whatever I choose.

So here is my Quiche recipe for you to enjoy.

It makes enough for six hungry guests and has been served to family and friends for many years!

Ingredients:

1 deep dish shortcrust pastry – 9.5 or 10” pie plate

½ lb thick cut bacon

8 large eggs

1 c heavy cream

2 small cooking onions finely chopped

1 tbsp unsalted butter

1 lb Gruyere or Edam cheese – cut into small cubes ( 1 ½ to 2 c)

¼ tsp nutmeg

Salt and pepper

Optional:  1 cup of frozen spinach – thawed and well drained.

 

Cook the bacon and drain it on paper towel.  Once cool, break into small pieces and set aside.

Sautee the onion in a separate pan with the butter until softened and the onion looks clear or transparent.

 

In a large bowl beat the eggs, then add the heavy cream, nutmeg and salt and pepper.  Add the onion and bacon.  Fold in the cheese.

Pour into the pie shell, making sure the mixture is just below the rim of the crust.  The quiche will expand a bit while it is cooking and you don’t want a messy oven!

Bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes.  The quiche is done when you stick a fork in the center and it comes out clean.

 

slice-of-quiche

To freeze: wrap in two layers of heavy aluminum foil for up to a week.

Substitutes: instead of bacon, you can put in broccoli, or asparagus – be creative!

Would you like to learn to make pastry and create a delicious pie in no time at all?  Be sure to check out both of my pie crust posts – Five Easy Steps To Perfect Pie Crust – or How To Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust! 

Serve Quiche to your friends at the next Brunch! Brunches are so popular these days, with friends meeting at a number of popular spots around town. An easy recipe with the option of a traditional quiche lorraine or add in spinach!

 

How You Can Make the Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe!

How You Can Make the Best Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Shoulder

This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.

This slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe is so perfect you can serve it all year long!  No need to wait for BBQ season and summer weather! Sounds awesome right?

You can still serve your family and friends the best food ever!  And the best part is, it’s so easy, you really do just prep the meat, set the slow cooker, and walk away and HAVE SOME FUN!

This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.

This is when you get out the slow cooker, throw in a pork butt or pork shoulder, some water or ginger ale, your own personal spices and let it cook….slowly….until you have pork that melts in your mouth, shreds easily and becomes the best pulled pork sandwich anywhere!  Are you with me?

Then let’s make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Shoulder for your Weekend BBQ!

This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.

 

1 –  3 to 5 lb pork shoulder (depends on the size of your crowd)

2 cups of water

Salt and pepper

3-4 whole cloves

2 chopped cooking onions

2 pints of Best Homemade BBQ Sauce (see the recipe here!)

 

Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper, and add to the slow cooker with the water, onions and garlic.

Set the slow cooker setting to low – 8 hours

Go outside and play! Seriously! Enjoy your guests, or the day and be mindful of the pleasure you are feeling in getting this amazing meal ready. 

Once pork is cooked, drain the pork shoulder

Put it back in the slow cooker pot, and using forks pull it apart, shredding all of the meat

Stir in my Best Homemade BBQ sauce

Turn it on high and let it cook for 1-2 hours

Go and relax with a good book – or have a nap!

pulled pork

 

Dinner is ready –

Place large servings of pulled pork on your favorite crusty roll, ciabatta bun, sourdough rolls (please checkout Northwest Sourdough and learn to make your own!) , add a big scoop of Creamy Coleslaw either on the sandwich or on the side – that’s a personal choice!  Round this out with fresh corn on the cob and you have Labor Day Feast!

Enjoy…..and let me know how you make your BBQ pulled pork sandwiches!  I love to get comments!

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This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.
The Best BBQ Pulled Pork from Your Slow Cooker!
Prep Time
20 mins
slow cooker
8 hrs
 
This is the best slow cooker pulled pork shoulder recipe ever with homemade BBQ sauce! Add some coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert to complete this easy meal.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 10
Calories: 1717 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 -  3 to 5 lb pork shoulder depends on the size of your crowd
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3-4 whole cloves
  • 2 onions cooking, chopped
  • 2 pints BBQ Sauce Use our Homemade BBQ Sauce!
Instructions
  1. Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper, and add to the slow cooker with the water, onions and garlic.
  2. Set the slow cooker setting to low – 8 hours
  3. Go outside and play!
  4. Once pork is cooked, drain the pork shoulder
  5. Put it back in the slow cooker pot, and using forks pull it apart, shredding all of the meat
  6. Stir in Best BBQ sauce
  7. Turn it on high and let it cook for 1-2 hours
Nutrition Facts
The Best BBQ Pulled Pork from Your Slow Cooker!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1717 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 9754mg 406%
Potassium 2516mg 72%
Total Carbohydrates 406g 135%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 323g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 42.4%
Vitamin C 26.6%
Calcium 37.8%
Iron 36.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe | Red Lobster Copycat

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe | Red Lobster Copycat

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Copycat) baked as mini loaves! So easy to make, you can have them for dinner tonight!

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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits should be illegal.  I mean how can a biscuit that is loaded with cheese and butter be made available to an unsuspecting diner at no charge?  I could make an entire meal of these amazing Cheddar Bay Biscuits!! Know what I mean?  Of course you do!

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Copycat) baked as mini loaves! So easy to make, you can have them for dinner tonight!

 

We love to eat at Red Lobster and yes we also love their Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  So Mark decided he would try to make them at home, and found our Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe over at food.com.   He did so well, that he bought this really cool little loaf pan.  And the beauty of using this pan, in addition to these cute little loaves, is that there is very little mess! I’ve included a link below just in case you really want to get one of these amazing pans!*

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Copycat) baked as mini loaves! So easy to make, you can have them for dinner tonight!

We don’t make them as much as we used to, but I have to tell you I have been craving these for months.  I think the last time we ate out at Red Lobster was a year ago January when we were in Naples, Fla.

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Copycat) baked as mini loaves! So easy to make, you can have them for dinner tonight!

This easy cheddar bay biscuits recipe is so full of yummy goodness you just can’t eat one – or two for that matter!

I’m really having a lot of fun making copycat recipes these days, so let’s get to it and whip up a batch of these amazing Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe (Red Lobster Copycat) baked as mini loaves! So easy to make, you can have them for dinner tonight!

 

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Easy Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe | Red Lobster Copycat
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Biscuits
  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 3/4 cup cold whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Topping
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Don't combine too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about the size of peas. Tip: I used a pastry blender
  3. Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  4. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix
  5. Drop 8 equal portions into the greased mini loaf pan cavities
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are light brown or a toothpick comes out clean
  7. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a bowl
  8. Stir in 1/2 tsp garlic powder and the chopped parsley
  9. Use a pastry brush to spread garlic butter mixture over tops of biscuits while they are still warm
  10. Enjoy!

 

How To Make A Great Burger for the BBQ!

How To Make A Great Burger for the BBQ!

A great homemade hamburger recipe for your next BBQ!

My husband Mark and I are embarking on new journey – to become full time RV’ers by next summer.
Actually Mark is full time and I am working for one more year.  It will all go by so fast.
So this blog post is all about how to make a great homemade hamburger and this recipe is one that Mark created just this past weekend.  We pretty much split up the kitchen into two camps.  I’m the Baker and he’s the Chef, so I’ll let him tell it…

How to Make A Great Burger? Try our three meat hamburger recipe, where we use turkey, beef and pork to create juicy delicious burgers everytime! Use our Homemade Best BBQ Sauce to round out the amazing flavors in these burgers!

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Our family and friends often ask me how to make a great burger for the BBQ Grill.  My burgers are famous!

Well, the essence of this homemade hamburger recipe is the combination of the turkey, beef and pork that triples both the flavor and juicy tenderness that we all love in a good burger.

When choosing ground beef, I use lean or medium cuts — you need a little fat to make the burgers tender.  In addition to the ground beef, I included turkey and pork.  Three  500 gram/1 lb. packages will yield eight well sized burgers.

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I don’t measure ingredients, so I have listed them by name only. The fun part about cooking is experimenting with flavors and amounts until you get the “yummmm” factor. (Note: Mark cooks by taste and touch – so I’ve added the measurements to this recipe)

How to Make A Great Burger? Try our three meat hamburger recipe, where we use turkey, beef and pork to create juicy delicious burgers everytime! Use our Homemade Best BBQ Sauce to round out the amazing flavors in these burgers!

 

How To Make A Great Burger – Ingredients and Instructions!

Into a large bowl, combine the meat (s) until they are thoroughly mixed. Using a potato masher helps speed up the process.

Add the following spices to taste: *

  • 1 tbsp each of Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, Herbs de Provence (rosemary, marjoram, thyme and savory)

Mix in

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp So Hot Red Romp Sauce – adjust to taste (depends on hot you like your food!)
  • 1 package (10 oz) of mushrooms finely chopped
  • ½ chopped sweet onion

Mix everything together and shape into patties.  You will get 8 burgers from this recipe.

Make sure your barbecue grill is smoking hot. You won’t have to worry about burning the burgers because the combination of meats prevents this from happening.

Grill until almost done, then add our famous Best BBQ Sauce and cook until the sauce is caramelized.

How to Make A Great Burger? Try our three meat hamburger recipe, where we use turkey, beef and pork to create juicy delicious burgers everytime! Use our Homemade Best BBQ Sauce to round out the amazing flavors in these burgers!

We dressed these amazing Triple Flavor Homemade Hamburgers with heirloom tomatoes, garlic dill pickles, and our favorite condiments!

We served our burgers on fresh crusty buns or kaiser rolls with our favorite salad, like our Creamy Coleslaw!  Voila! an instant feast.

These amazing homemade burgers would be perfect for a family BBQ or neighborhood potluck.  Our post on How To Plan a Great BBQ Party, will help you plan a perfect party!

**This sauce is made by two former neighbours, Sabrina and Diane in Bowmanville, ON, Canada. The base for the sauce is Jamaican scotch bonnet peppers with black and yellow mustard seeds. I will warn you that if you’re not familiar with scotch bonnet peppers you can substitute tabasco or any other hot sauce.  You can find it at www.sohotsauce.com

#BestBBQSauce, #hamburgers, #heirloomtomatoes, #homemadehamburgers, #hotsauce #scotchbonnetpeppers #sohotsauce, #three-meat hamburgers

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How to Make A Great homemade hamburger? Try our three meat hamburger recipe, where we use turkey, beef and pork to create juicy delicious burgers everytime! Use our Homemade Best BBQ Sauce to round out the amazing flavors in these burgers!
How To Make A Great Burger?
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8
Calories: 411 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Salt & Pepper
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Hot sauce depends on hot you like your food!
  • 1 10 oz pkg mushrooms finely chopped
  • ½ sweet onion chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef lean
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp herbs de provence
Instructions
  1. Mix the beef, turkey and pork together well, using a potato masher 

  2. Mix everything together and shape into patties.  You will get 8 burgers from this recipe. 


  3. Wrap up the burgers on a tray with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes

  4. Make sure your barbecue grill is smoking hot. You won’t have to worry about burning the burgers because the combination of meats prevents this from happening.
Nutrition Facts
How To Make A Great Burger?
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1036mg 43%
Potassium 524mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie With Puff Pastry You Can Make Tonight!

Easy Chicken Pot Pie With Puff Pastry You Can Make Tonight!

Easy Chicken Pot Pie With Puff Pastry You Can Make Tonight! 

If you are looking for an easy family recipe for dinner tonight, and one that’s lighter in calories than the my usual easy double crust chicken pot pie, you’ve come to the right place!

This homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe with puff pastry is the easiest recipe you will ever make! One roasted chicken, frozen puff pastry, some veggies and PRESTO! A Chicken Pie even the Pioneer Woman will love!

Yummy veggies and chicken smothered with a top crust of puff pastry!

Just thinking about taking a Chicken Pot Pie right from the oven makes my mouth water.

The tender chunks of chicken, nestled among onion, potato, peas or carrots and smothered by a deliciously flaky puff pastry – that’s how I spell c-o-m-f-o-r-t.

Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry. If you need an easy dinner to put together, just pick up a pre-cooked chicken and some frozen puff pastry! Just thinking about taking a Chicken Pot Pie right from the oven makes my mouth water. The tender chunks of chicken, nestled among onion, potato, peas or carrots and smothered by a deliciously flaky pastry – that’s how I spell c-o-m-f-o-r-t. #homemade #chickenpotpie #puffpastry #easyrecipes

Buttery and golden puff pastry brings out all the flavors of this chicken pot pie

 

There are a number of chicken pot pie recipes around. This chicken pie with puff pastry is one I adapted a few years ago from an easy double crust chicken pot pie recipe in a food magazine sponsored by Walmart.  I don’t think it’s in print now.

But the most famous is the Pioneer Woman Chicken Pot Pie.  It’s to die for!

The first time I made the recipe, I followed the instructions exactly and used a piecrust for the top and bottom.  It was so awesome!

But you know me, right?!  I love to change things up, and find an easier, and quicker way to make dinner!

I like this homemade easy chicken pot pie with puff pastry recipe because:

  • it’s full of flavor
  • comes together very quickly
  • it’s a skinny chicken pot pie! Way lighter in calories than using traditional pie crust
  • the ingredients are either in your pantry or waiting to be picked up on the way home from work!

My adaption shows you how to make your chicken pot pie with puff pastry in a cast iron skillet, and use puff pastry as a top crust! I love to bake using my cast iron skillets – if you don’t have one, check out the link below – and buy one.

These pans will never wear out, you will have it for life!  Just be sure to clean them with only water and a scrub brush and then treat them with a small amount of cooking oil.

 

The accessories shown here includes a silicone handle, scraper and brush which will make taking care of your cast iron skillet so easy!

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Traditional chicken pot pies have a double crust, and those are certainly delicious.  But it does take extra time if you are making your pie crust from scratch.  I have a wonderful How To Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust guide to help you with that!

But we want to save some time today right?

This homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe with puff pastry is the easiest recipe you will ever make! One roasted chicken, frozen puff pastry, some veggies and PRESTO! A Chicken Pie even the Pioneer Woman will love!

I bake this chicken pot pie recipe in my cast iron skillet. Everything cooks so evenly and the puff pastry gets golden.

 

I think chicken pot pie is the number one choice of savory pies – You can make it in a number of ways and sizes. Mini chicken pot pies are perfect for a quick meal.

Bake up a batch and pop them in the freezer. Then thaw and serve with a salad!

I remember buying chicken pies in bulk from a famous frozen food store, they were convenient, but really didn’t have much flavor.

Once you try this chicken pot pie recipe with puff pastry  that is so quick to make and delicious – there will be no turning back.

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Chicken Pot Pie in Puff Pastry baked in a cast iron skillet

We enjoy chicken pot pie all year long. It’s so easy to make when you start with a roast chicken and frozen puff pastry!

Host a Chicken Pot Pie Baking Party! 

Something that is fun to do and ultimately saves time and money is to gather a few friends and schedule a Saturday to have a Pie Baking Party.

• You offer to organize the ingredients and do the shopping.
• Everyone pays their share of the cost of the ingredients
• Each guest brings their own pie tins and pans.
• Chicken pies can be baked at your house – OR everyone can take their prepared pot pies home and bake them there!

I just love this idea!  Please let me know if you go ahead and have your own Chicken Pot Pie Baking Party!

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Chicken Pot Pie in Puff Pastry baked in a cast iron skillet
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe With Puff Pastry
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

A delicious meat pie you can make tonight, using a pre-cooked chicken, frozen puff pastry and ingredients that are readily at hand.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8
Calories: 358 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • ¼ c all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ c milk
  • ½ c onion cooking
  • 10 oz chicken broth 284 ml, condensed
  • ½ c potato raw, peeled and chopped
  • 1 ½ c cooked chicken store bought –roasted, or pre-cooked package
  • ¾ c peas and carrots frozen
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sheet puff pastry frozen, then thawed, the kind that doesn't need rolling
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
Instructions
  1. Mix 2 tbsp of the butter with the flour and put aside
  2. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the milk and set this aside
  3. Using a large cast iron pan, cook the onion and celery in the 4 tbsp. of butter and season with salt and pepper to your taste

  4. Add the potato and the broth and bring to a boil, then cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the butter/flour mixture and stir this in.
  6. When the mixture has started to boil again, remove it from the heat source and stir in the milk & cornstarch.
  7. Put the pan back on the stove and bring it to a boil once again, then remove it from the heat and stir in the peas & carrots and the chicken.
  8. Cover with a lid to cool while you get your puff pastry ready!
  9. Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C with the top rack in the lowest position. This is also known as the bottom third of your oven.
  10. Following the package instructions unroll one sheets of puff pastry.

  11. Make sure the cooled chicken mixture is mounding slightly in the middle of the skillet.

  12. Place the  sheet of puff pastry on the top, and cut a few of vents into the top crust with a knife. This will allow the steam to escape and also will make your crust very flaky!

  13. Crimp the edges of your puff pastry around the edge of the cast iron pan  and brush the entire top crust and edges with milk

  14. Bake for 50 minutes, the let cool for about 20 minutes before serving
  15. Yum!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe With Puff Pastry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Potassium 229mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 31.8%
Vitamin C 7.7%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Try this chicken pot pie with puff pastry recipe tonight!  It’s nice to know that the Pioneer Woman agrees with me when it comes to creating easy to bake chicken pot pie recipes.

If you love this easy chicken pot pie with puff pastry be sure to check out my other savory pie recipes!

Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry. If you need an easy dinner to put together, just pick up a pre-cooked chicken and some frozen puff pastry! Just thinking about taking a Chicken Pot Pie right from the oven makes my mouth water. The tender chunks of chicken, nestled among onion, potato, peas or carrots and smothered by a deliciously flaky pastry – that’s how I spell c-o-m-f-o-r-t. #homemade #chickenpotpie #puffpastry #easyrecipes

This homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe with puff pastry is the easiest recipe you will ever make! One roasted chicken, frozen puff pastry, some veggies and PRESTO! A Chicken Pie even the Pioneer Woman will love!
This homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe with puff pastry is the easiest recipe you will ever make! One roasted chicken, frozen puff pastry, some veggies and PRESTO! A Chicken Pie even the Pioneer Woman will love!
Chicken Pot Pie in Puff Pastry baked in a cast iron skillet