Greek Pastitsio

Recipe by truebrit
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • Cook macaroni; drain, and return to pan.
  • Stir in the melted butter, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup milk, and the egg; set aside.
  • In a a skillet or large saucepan, cook ground beef and onion until meat loses its pinkness and onion is soft; drain excess fat.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, the 1 teaspoon salt, mint flakes (if used), cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter, then mix in flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Slowly stir in the 2 cups milk, stirring well after each addition so that no lumps form.
  • Cook and stir on medium high until cream sauce starts to thicken; stir for one minute more, then remove from heat.
  • Beat egg in a small bowl, then pour into cream sauce, stirring briskly.
  • Blend in the 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Layer half the pasta mixture in a 11" x 7" (or 2 quart) baking dish.
  • Spoon the meat mixture evenly on top, then the remaining pasta.
  • Pour cream sauce over top, to cover completely.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350F for about 40 minutes, or until hot and lightly browned.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes.