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(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

From Betty Crocker's Best of Baking.

(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pastitsio

  • 1 16-oz pkg
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef, extra lean
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine or water
  • 1 6-oz can
    tomato paste, no salt added
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 12-oz can
    evaporated skim milk
  • 1 14-oz can
    chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp
    bell peppers
  • 1 c
    crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh parsley

How To Make pastitsio

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350º. Grease rectangular baking dish, 13 × 9 × 2 inches. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, cook ground beef and onion in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in salt, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, wine and tomato paste; remove from heat and reserve.
  • 3
    Melt margarine in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Cook, stirring frequently, until bubbly. Stir in milk, broth and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently with wire whisk, until mixture begins to thicken (do not boil).
  • 4
    Stir in cheese and parsley until cheese is melted. Stir in pasta.
  • 5
    Spread half of the pasta mixture in baking dish. Spread beef mixture evenly over pasta mixture. Spread remaining pasta mixture over beef mixture.
  • 6
    Bake uncovered 30 minutes.

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