GREEK LASAGNA ...(PASTITSIO)

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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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make GREEK LASAGNA ...(PASTITSIO)

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.

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About GREEK LASAGNA ...(PASTITSIO)

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




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