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Pastitso (Greek Pasta Supreme)

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Category: Beef, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • CREMA-----
  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • 8 tb Flour
  • Salt
  • 4 c Milk
  • White Pepper
  • 4 To 6 Egg Yolks
  • PASTITSO-----
  • 8 oz Macaroni (2 c raw) -- cook
  • And
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • Drain
  • 1 oz Butter
  • Salt
  • 1 lg Onion -- finely chopped
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb Ground beef
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 2 tb Tomato paste
  • 1/2 c Dried breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 c Dry Red Wine
  • 1 1/2 c Grated Kefalotiri OR
  • 1/2 ts Nutmeg
  • Parmesan Cheese


Preheat oven to 350~. Melt 1 oz of butter in large skillet and saute onion
til soft and transparent. Add the meat, cook until browned. Mix tomato
paste with wine and add to meat. Continue cooking, adding nutmeg, salt,
pepper, and cinnamon. Cook about 15 minutes, take off heat, cool and mix in
half the breadcrumbs and half the grated cheese. Set aside. Do not allow
meat to "bulk", keep it separated. Cook the macaroni in boiling water with
oil til soft. Drain and set aside. Make crema. Stir in 1/4 c. cheese. To
Assemble: Grease a baking dish (LIKE A LASAGNA PAN) and sprinkle it with
breadcrumbs. Spread half the cooked pasta over the bottom of the dish and
sprinkle it with 1/4 c reserved cheese. Spread all of the meat over the
pasta. Pour half the sauce over the meat and spread the rest of the pasta
over it. Sprinkle it with 2 TB. of cheese. Pour the rest of the sauce on
top and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and
breadcrumbs and bake in the preheated oven 50-60 minutes. Let stand 10
minutes before cutting into squares. Serve with Greek salad and lots of
chilled retsina wine.

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