Not so Soup & Not so Sunday: Tourtière on a Monday
Yes, it is the second installment of a failed Soup Sunday- I was thinking that at some point in the new year this feature might become Supper Sunday instead- because I will eventually run out of soups… but I suppose I can keep it, in this cheating way for a while.
And today is Tourtière!!
1 1/2 lb ground pork
1 medium onion (diced)
1 tbsp butter
3 cups mushrooms (chopped)
1 apple (peeled & diced)
2 tsp white whine vinegar
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup mashed potatoes (mashed with butter & cream/milk)
1 pie shell with top (you can learn how I make my own HERE)
Cook the pork with the onions in a frying pan. Meanwhile, cook the mushrooms in the butter, once they have reduced a bit, add the apple.
Mix the cooked pork with the cooked mushrooms & apple. Add the vinegar and spices to the pork mixture.
Then, mix in the mashed potatoes to the pork mixture (I like to save any leftover mashed potatoes in the freezer for this purpose- or I cook potatoes in the microwave and mash them quick with a little butter & cream)
Put it into your rolled pie shell, and cover with pie top. I make my own pastry, and instead of rolling out a flat top, I like to cut out leaf shapes and lay them over the top.
I made a double batch- so that I could make four mini tourtieres to save in my freezer for lazy winter evenings.
Then bake in the oven at 375 F for 15 minutes, then reduce to 350 F for 30 minutes.
REJOICE in your delicious meal!
And serve with a side salad, or whatever you like.
It might fall apart a little, but I guarantee that it is delicious!
The perfect Christmas Eve meal- nice for lunch leftovers on Christmas day as you prepare your turkey!
Hope you are all having wonderful Monday’s! So close to Christmas!