- Main Entree
- Parmesan cheese
Luscious layers of pasta, seasoned ground meat and a creamy Béchamel sauce baked to perfection! Greek comfort food at its finest!
Note: Use ground meat you prefer – ground beef, lamb, veal, sirloin, turkey.
Cook pasta per package directions. Toss cooked pasta with 3 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
Cook ground meat, onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain any grease from the pan.
Stir in tomato sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, cinnamon and black pepper.
Melt 1/2 cup butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove from heat.
Whisk eggs until thick and pale. Whisk about one-fourth of the sauce mixture into the eggs to temper them. Add egg mixture to remaining sauce, whisking constantly.
Spoon pasta mixture into a greased 13" x 9" baking dish.
Spoon meat mixture over pasta layer.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese over meat layer.
Pour cream sauce over top of Pastitsio.
Bake Pastitsio at 350 degrees F. for one hour or until golden.