Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 ~ Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles! This pastitsio is seriously good. I used stock & a little lemon juice instead of wine & Quorn mince. This recipe is perfect for a vegetarian feast & will be added to my special cookbook ;) Thanks Heather for another super recipe! :)
This was a lot of work for an okay dinner - I found it a bit bland. I added a spinach, green peppers and carrots to my meat substitute mix. I also used TVP which you have to reconstitute with boiling water and you can skip the browning step just throw it in with the tomato sauce.
this was very tasty and not too heavy despite the ingredients. i used veggie crumbles which have a close resemblence to real meat. i made slight changes though, doubling the amount of tomato suace because the filling was very dry. i also made a traditional white sauce with flour instead of corn starch. thanks for posting!
I, er, used ground beef. This is a delicious dish - hey, it's essentially mac & cheese - how can you go wrong?? The 4 of us ate it for supper & the girls & I finished it off for breakfast. ;) Hehehe. YUM!
This is the type of food I really like. I used TVP for my vegetarian ground beef. I'm not sure that was what the recipe intended, but that's what I used. I've never used it before so was unsure how this would work, or whether I would like it. TVP does not seem to brown (step 3), and it looked rather unappealing until the other ingredients were added. I did use some extra tomato sauce, and still had absolutely no excess moisture. I loved the way this looked as I put it together. And even better, when my very picky DD came home and peeked in the oven I could tell she would try it. I had to be a little deceitful about the TVP or I knew she wouldn't try it. I just said it was meat. She took her first bite....in her mouth, and immediately back out! TVP did not pass the 'tastes like meat' test. Then of course, I had to 'fess up. DH and I both found it to be a bit dry. He added some extra tomato sauce over the top. Also, the servings are extremely generous. I made 1/2 batch, we each thought we ate 'a lot', and more than 1/2 was still left.