Pork and Duck Tourtiere


  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. ground duck
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 double pie crust (homemade or store-bought)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until softened.

  3. Add the ground pork and duck to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking up any clumps with a wooden spoon.

  4. Add the thyme, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.

  5. Add the breadcrumbs and chicken stock to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture has thickened slightly.

  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the mixture cool slightly.

  7. Roll out one of the pie crusts and use it to line a 9-inch pie dish.

  8. Pour the meat mixture into the pie crust and spread it out evenly.

  9. Roll out the second pie crust and place it over the top of the meat mixture. Crimp the edges of the pie crusts together to seal.

  10. Cut a few slits in the top of the pie crust to allow steam to escape.

  11. Bake the tourtiere for 30-40 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly.

This Pork and Duck Tourtiere is a savory and satisfying dish that is perfect for a cozy winter dinner. The combination of ground pork and duck creates a rich and complex flavor, while the warm spices add a touch of sweetness and depth. Serve the tourtiere with a simple green salad and a glass of red wine for a delicious and comforting meal.