Home-Made Cretons

  • Servings: 8-12
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cost per serving: $0.68
  • Storage: 3 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
  • Kitchen tools: Measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, sharp knife, large pot, wooden spoon, small plastic containers.
  • This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.
Fondation OLO | Recette | Creton maison


  • 500 g (1 lb) ground pork
  • 125 ml (½ cup) breadcrumbs
  • 375 ml (1½ cups) milk
  • 1 large or 2 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) salt
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) pepper
  • 1 ml (¼ tsp) ground cinnamon You can add a pinch of nutmeg and ground clove.


1. In a large pot over medium heat, bring all the ingredients to a boil, stirring constantly.

2. Reduce heat to low. Cover, leaving a small space for steam to escape and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

3. Pour into one or several small containers.

4. Refrigerate overnight (at least 8 hours).

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Meat and alternatives

One serving of these cretons is a tasty way to add protein to your breakfast, lunch or snack!