Pastitsio Recipe

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Pastitsio

Barbara Jones

By
@Barbarica

Another easy layered dish but be prepared to wash a lot of pans.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
macaroni, cooked (i use elbow but anything sturdy will do
28 oz
can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp
tomato paste
1
yellow onion, chopped fine
2 tsp
garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
milk
1 -2 Tbsp
flour
1 lb
hamburger, browned
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1 pinch
cinnamon, ground (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat good sized frying pan. Add oil. Brown hamburger with onion and garlic. Onion should be translucent and garlic cooked but not brown. Add allspice and cinnamon. Set aside
2Drain grease from pan, leaving about 1-2 T fat in pan. Sprinkle in flour and stir like crazy. No lumps.
3In same pan,whiskin milk, carefully. Bring almost to a boil. You are making a bechamel sauce. Add half the cheese.
4Grease large (9 x 13) casserole (olive oil OK). Layer 1/2 the macaroni w/sauce. Top with all the meat. Layer in the other half of the macaroni/sauce mix. Top with parmesan.
5Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 25-30 min until cheese is brown.
6TIP: This is great to use up leftover spaghetti and sauce. Just make the white sauce separately and mix with spaghetti.
If you can find kesh kavali cheese in a Greek store, use that. Finely shaved asiago is nice too.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Greek