This mixed meat pie requires a lot of prepation, but once you put the effort into it, you'll be greatly rewarded. It combines four types of meat - chicken, beef, pork and ham, which is layered with potatoes and shortcrust pastry.
Great recipe...'cipate' is a French-Canadian tradition from the Eastern part of Quebec - 27 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Cipatte is a staple in our family and a largw number of families in northern new brunswick. We grew up with it but with game meats (moose, deer, rabbit,). Great alternative to turkey at christmas. Remember to keep adding water otherwise it drys - 10 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used this recipe and used the "Tourtiere spices " recipe on this site for the seasoning. I made a pie crust and cooked in an iron pot. Just like my friend Nelly from Quebec. In QUebec they make this for Christmas eve, but it is a wonderful hearty dish for the winter. The long cooking time makes it perfect. - 18 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)