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Acadian Meat Stuffing

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by GaryHibbert, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm just a Saskatchewan/Albertan redneck.  I grew up on bread/sage/poultry spice turkey stuffing.  However when I married Linda 9 years ago, I moved into the world of French/Acadian food.  What an eye opener!!!!!  I love this stuff.  Here's Linda's recipe--don't climb me for the wording, I'm just putting it on here exactly as she wrote it out for me.  LOL

    Meat Stuffing

    1 lb ground beef

    1 lb ground pork

    1 lb ground veal

    potatos-- mashed with nothing in them (just squish them)  the amount of mashed potatos should equal the volume of 1 lb of meat-

    Fry the meat with some onion (however much you like) and salt and pepper to taste.

    Mix potatos and Meat together

    Add 2 tbsp each of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg

    Add 1 tbsp ground cloves

    Put it in the frig and let it sit overnight.

    Stuff the bird and roast as usual

    If, as is always the case, you have leftover stuffing (life is good) put it in a deep dish pie shell.  Cover the pie shell, sprinkle course ground pepper on top and bake until the pie shell is done.  You now have a tortiere.  Best served with turkey gravey.  This recipe has been in Linda's family for several hundred years.  ENJOY

  2. mike johnson

    mike johnson Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OMG!!! That pie sounds wonderful !!!
  3. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    It really is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This recipe could be subbed for a tourtiere filling, they are so similar.

    Bet it makes a good bird
  5. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Gary, thank  you for posting this and thank your lovely wife for allowing you to post!  [​IMG]

    I'm definitely filing this away for use in the near future!

  6. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey guys

    When Linda cooks this  either in a turkey or a pie, the whole house just smells so good, I'm almost ready to eat the walls--and it lingers and lingers and lingers.  No insence required for that day

  7. Thanks Linda and Gary !

    Before I always used bread to mix with the meat , but that potato mix must be great.

  8. That's sounds great

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  9. Hey Gary,

    I gave Linda's recipe a try = [​IMG] !

    Just added a finely chopped small onion and only used pork.

    Ground veal : I never found it here.

    Ground beef : well... it have some smell over here (some stuff is more tasty here , other stuff isn't that good).

    Stuffed a chicken with it , slow oven-cooking , and ready !

    Thanks again and compliments to your misses !

  10. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds delicious!  My mother-in-law used to make a mashed potato stuffing that was good, too, never got the recipe tho!  Thank you so much for sharing!