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greek lasagna ...(pastitsio)

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

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

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For greek lasagna ...(pastitsio)

  • 8 oz
    elbow macaroni, ..cooked
  • 1-1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lg
    onion.....chopped fine
  • 1 clove
    garlic.....chopped fine
  • 1 can
    diced tomatos
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt, and pepper... each
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1-1/2 c
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese

How To Make greek lasagna ...(pastitsio)

  • 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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