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

  • 1Cook 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.
    .
  • 2Heat 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.
  • 3Layer meat mixture over the macaroni.
  • 4Add 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.
  • 5Stir 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.
  • 6Remove 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