GREEK LASAGNA ...(PASTITSIO)

Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

My dear freind and Chicago neighbor ROSE, from Greece,gave me her delicious Pastitsio recipe.
I have made this many times.
It has a wonderful combination of cinnamon,oregano, garlic, cheese, and chopped tomatoes. Along with ground meat,pasta, and the added delight of a cream gravy sauce.
Family and friends always asked for this recipe.
A delish change from Italian Lasagna, to serve your guests.
Nancy.7/19/12


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Serves:

Family

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
elbow macaroni, ..cooked
1-1/2 lb
ground beef
1 large
onion.....chopped fine
1 clove
garlic.....chopped fine
1 can(s)
diced tomatos
1/8 tsp
salt, and pepper... each
1/4 tsp
dried oregano
1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
flour
1-1/2 c
milk
1
egg....beaten
1/2 c
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook macaroni according to directions.
In a large skillet,cook beef,salt& pepper,onion and garlic on medium heat till meat is no longer pink.
Drain.Stir in tomatoes, cinnamon, and oregano.
Heat with the meat.
.
2
Heat oven to 350F.
Grease a 9" square baking pan.
Place 1/2 of macoroni into baking pan.
Sprinkle with 1/2 of the parmesan cheese.
3
Layer meat mixture over the macaroni.
4
Add remaining macaroni over the meat.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter, stir in the flour until smooth.
Gradually add the milk while stirring constantly.
Bring to a gentle boil.
Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
5
Stir a small amount of milksauce into the beaten egg.. Return all to the sauce pan.
Bring to a gentle boil and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring constantly.
6
Remove from heat.
Stir in remaining cheese.
Put this sauce over the top macaroni.
Bake uncovered, 30-35 minutes.
Untill golden.
Let stand for 15 minutes.
Cut into squares to serve.
Serve and enjoy when ready.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #greek, #Ethnic