Meat and Macaroni Pie - Pastitsio

READY IN: 50mins
IngridH
Recipe by Rita~

Comfort food.I posted this for the tour 2005 made it tonight and made some adjustments.

Top Review by IngridH

Very good! I used 1 pound of lamb and 1/2 pound of beef. I don't typically like layering the sauce and meat in this type of dish, so I combined the meat sauce with the pasta, then topped with the white sauce. I used kalamata olives, fresh parsley from the garden, and added some nutmeg to the white sauce. I was a bit skeptical of making the sauce in the microwave, but was pleasantly surprised by the result! I would definitely make this again. Made for ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toss pasta with 1 tablespoon oil and garlic powder.
  2. In a large frying pan, sauté the onion and garlic in a 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the meat and brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes ,tomato sauce, salt, pepper, oregano and parsley. Simmer until cooked through and the mixture has the consistency of a sauce.
  4. Using a greased oven proof dish, layer the cooked spaghetti and the meat mixture in the dish.
  5. Heat the butter, flour in microwave oven to make a paste about 30 seconds.
  6. Whisk eggs into milk. Add to roux and whisk to mix together. Micro 2 minutes. Whisk and micro 2 more minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Stir in grated cheddar cheese. Pour over the casserole. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes at 350°F.

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