This literally translates as "Chinese Pie", although it is by no means a chinese dish! The oral history behind the dish is that it was prepared by the chinese railway workers in Quebec, and the recipe was adopted by the locals there. This is a traditional French Canadian dish, as fed to us by my French Canadian mother. Her father was a lumberjack (do I sense a cliche here?) who did a lot of the family cooking when he was home. I imagine he fed this to his 11 children to help stretch the family budget. It IS cheap, easy, tastes really good, and is definitely peasant comfort food.
1 lb ground beef