View Full Version : Family Tradition-Canadian Meat Pie

12-24-2007, 10:51 AM
My family for generations has a family tradition of getting together on Christmas Eve and eating together. We make Canadian Meat Pies, a recipe from my mothers side of the family, on the 23rd and then we eat the evening of the 24th. Just thought I would share some pictures of the preparation of this event, Hope you enjoy:-D Today the 19lb Prime Rib gets the rub down for the 25th, Pictures to follow:wink:

12-24-2007, 10:55 AM
Yum... Meat Pie... Those Canadians are so practical :-D

12-24-2007, 11:03 AM
Looks good!

12-24-2007, 11:12 AM
Cool! Thanks for sharing the tradition! Whats the filling ingredients and topping? My moms side are traced back to French Canadian/Hudson Bay trappers and that looks like a dish one of my aunts used to make when I was very young!

12-24-2007, 11:47 AM
Looks great, enjoy the season.

we'll smoke u
12-24-2007, 12:14 PM
OK Bossman give up the recipe Please

12-24-2007, 12:16 PM
I'm also standing in line for the recipe. Looked really good - give it up, friend!

12-24-2007, 02:12 PM
Ok, here it is:


1 lb. ground beef
2 lbs. ground pork
1 clove garlic or garlic salt
2 1/2 tsp. all spice seasoning
2 tbsp. salt
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 c. water
6 med. potatoes, cooked and mashed
1/2 tsp. ground sage

Combine pork, beef, onions and garlic in large skillet. Cook, stirring often until meat leaves pink color. Stir in all spice seasoning,cloves, salt, celery salt, pepper, sage and water. Simmer 20 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered. Remove from heat, stir in mashed potatoes and cool. Put in pie shells and cover with top crusts. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then 300 degrees for 25 minutes. Makes 2 (9-inch) pies.

12-24-2007, 02:31 PM
Looks good...thanks for sharing the recipe. It's on my list.

12-24-2007, 02:47 PM
I am most gonna do this thing!!!

12-24-2007, 02:52 PM
Never heard of a Canadian meat pie?? must not be from my part of Canada! I may need to move

12-24-2007, 03:00 PM
Thanks,, looking foward to trying !

12-24-2007, 04:09 PM
Bossman, whats the top crust made out of? same as the pie?

12-24-2007, 04:42 PM
Kinda like a meatloaf in a crust, eh? Looks great. My BC relatives haven't shared that one with me--thanks for the recipe!

12-24-2007, 05:06 PM
Looks great Boss! I will try them! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

12-24-2007, 05:18 PM
Me either. Born and lived in Winnipeg till I was 18, then Vancouver till I was 24.

Never heard of a Canadian Meat Pie. Im calling my mom.

None the less it looks really good.

Never heard of a Canadian meat pie?? must not be from my part of Canada! I may need to move

12-24-2007, 06:55 PM
I share in that same Canadian tradition... except we go from Montana to California where my MIL now lives. She is from Ottawa, and every year we come down here to Calif for Christmas and along with that comes the "DINNER" to kill for... And of course... The "Meat Pies"!!! They not only look good but I can testify... They are GREAT!!
Ya'll have a "Merry Christmas"

12-25-2007, 01:01 AM
Never heard of a Canadian meat pie?? must not be from my part of Canada! I may need to move

My mothers father is French Canadian, Quebec area.

12-25-2007, 01:02 AM
Bossman, whats the top crust made out of? same as the pie?

OOOPPS the top crust is Bisquick, comes out the same and cuts down on the time to bake little short cut but hey its all good.

12-27-2007, 11:17 PM
Got back to Montana this evening and you are correct about the origination of meat pies... Asked my MIL about them before I left California this morning and she said are they are of a French Canadian origin. Don't worry I won't tell my MIL about the "Bisquick" :eek: K?

12-27-2007, 11:32 PM
That reminds me of a smaller meat pie recipe my mom did. We used Texas sized muffin tins and lined them with biscuit dough from a can, poured in sloppy joes, and then laid another flattened biscuit on top and cooked.

I'll have to try your recipe with the pie crust. Sounds and looks delicious.

12-28-2007, 03:21 AM
I went to Canada once...and I like Molson.

12-28-2007, 11:53 AM
I went to Canada once...and I like Molson.
Ditto here... but I'm still going to try it....

12-28-2007, 01:28 PM
I like that idear...kinda like them little ground meat burgers from up nauth, forgot the name.

EDIT: I remembered the name of dem burgers - Made Rite.

12-29-2007, 09:27 AM
www.nickelbrook.com (http://www.nickelbrook.com) Used to drink molson when I was younger, This goes good with steak, and the apple pilsner is awesome with pork tenderloin.