GREEK PASTITSIO

Greek Pastitsio Recipe

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theresa dibert

By
@atlantismoons

SERVE THIS THE SAME AS YOU WOULD LASAGNA, WITH A SALAD AND FRENCH OR ITALIAN BREAD. I THINK THIS IS BETTER THAN LASAGNA, YOU WILL ADD THIS TO YOUR FAVORITES.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
6
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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  • 6 oz
    elbow macaroni
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1/2 c
    fetta cheese cubed, or 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • FOR THE FILLING

  • 12 oz
    ground lamb, beef or venison
  • 1
    large onion chopped
  • 14 1/2 oz
    can diced tomatos( dice up fine)
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    grouund cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese
  • FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1 1/2 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese

How to Make GREEK PASTITSIO

Step-by-Step

  1. pre heat oven to 350. cook macaroni to package directions. drain rinse, and drain again. transfer to a warm bowl. seperate the eggs. in a small bowl lightly beat the yolks; set aside for the sauce. stir the egg whites, feta and 1/4 cup milk into the macaroni. set aside.
  2. meanwhile, to prepare the meat filling, in a large skillet, cook the lamb and onion over a medium-high heat until meat is browned. drain off fat. stir in the tomatoes, oregano,cinnamon and 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer, covered for 5 minutes. remove from heat. stir in 2/3 cup of parmesan. layer half of the macaroni mixture in a lightly greased 8x8x2 baking dish. top with meat filling, then with the remaining macaroni mixture.
  3. to prepare the sauce, in a medium saucepan, whisk together the 1-1/2 cups milk, the flour, the1/4 tsp. salt, the 1/4 tsp pepper. cook over a medium heat whisking constantly, for 8 minutes or until it is thickened. slowly pour about 1 cup of sauce into the lightly beaten egg yolks. then return this mixture to saucepan. cook stirring constantly for 3 minutes; do not boil. stir in parmesan cheese.
  4. pour the sauce over the macaroni. bake for 30-35 minutes. let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Course/Dish: Pasta




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