Grilled Bison Tourtiére

Prep Time: 30 min |  Cook Time: 40 minutes |  Total Time: 1 hr 10 minutes  | Serves: 1 pie
Created By: Maddie & Kiki, Canada's Favourite Female Grillmasters
Always wanted to try this Canadian classic? Tourtiére is a French Canadian meat pie dish originating from Quebec. Usually made with minced pork, veal or beef, we're making our with bison! Traditionally served on Christmas Eve, you can enjoy bison tourtiére any time of the year!

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  • Boil potatoes until fork tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Reserve about 1/4 cup of the potato water, before draining and mashing potatoes. Set aside.
  • Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add oil and butter. Sauté onions for 3-4 minutes, add garlic, and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add bison, and all spices. Cook until nicely browned, about 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add sherry and Worcestershire and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat, and stir in potato water and mashed potato.
  • Spoon into pie shell, and place second shell on top, pinching the edges. Brush with egg wash. Cut a few slits for moisture to escape.
  • Preheat grill to 400°F/200°C. Grill pie over indirect heat for 30-40 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.

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Grilled Bison Tourtiére


2 deep-dish pie shells

Bison Meat Filling: 

1.5 lbs (680g) Noble Premium Extra Lean Ground Bison
2 large yellow potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
2 tbsp (30ml) butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp (15ml) BBQ rub of your choice
1/4 tsp (1ml) ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1ml) ground cloves
1/8 tsp (0.5ml) nutmeg
1 tbsp (15ml) fresh thyme
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, whisked with 1 tbsp water
1/4 cup (60ml) Sherry cooking wine


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