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big ole bill's greek pastitsio

Recipe by
Anywhere, AL

A great Greek recipe! You can freeze the leftovers portions in Tupperware, so that you can have a quick feast for future dinners.

yield 8 -10
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For big ole bill's greek pastitsio

  • 12 oz
    penne pasta
  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lg
    sweet or white onion
  • 12 oz
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 clove
    garlic finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 14 1/2 oz
    can of diced tomatoes in sauce
  • 8 oz
    can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    cubed butter
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 lg
  • 4 c

How To Make big ole bill's greek pastitsio

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Boil the Penne Pasta until it is al dente (11 minutes). Drain. Toss with 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese and set aside.
  • 3
    In a skillet, cook the hamburger and onion until the hamburger is no longer pink. Drain the grease. Add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, and cinnamon. Stir for 2 minutes until well combined.
  • 4
    Layer one half of the pasta into a greased 9 X 13 baking dish. Cover with half of the meat mixture and 1/2 a cup of the parmesan cheese. Repeat these layers a second time.
  • 5
    In a medium sauce pan, melt the 1/2 cup of butter on medium low heat. Stir in the salt, pepper and flour. Mix until it is smooth. Slowly add in the milk while stirring. Bring to a low boil and stir until it thickens, about 1 to 3 minutes.
  • 6
    Put the eggs in a small bowl and temper them by whisking a small amount of the hot sauce into the eggs for a few seconds. Add the eggs to the sauce mixture in the medium pan and whisk constantly while it cooks for 2 more minutes.
  • 7
    Pour the sauce over the layers of pasta and meat. Top with the remaining parmesan cheese.
  • 8
    Bake covered for 20 minutes. Take the cover off and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes until the top is a light golden brown.

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