Pastitso (greek pasta supreme)
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Pastitso (greek pasta supreme)
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:48:46 AM. Recipe ID 9969. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Pastitso (greek pasta supreme)
 Categories: Greek, Main dish
      Yield: 8 Servings
MMMMM-------------------LISA CRAWLEY  TSPN00B------------------------

    1/2 c  Butter
      8 tb Flour
      4 c  Milk
      4 ea To 6 Egg Yolks
    1/4 ts Nutmeg
      1 x  Salt
      1 x  White Pepper

      8 oz Macaroni (2 c raw);cook and
      1 x  -drain
      1 tb Olive oil

MMMMM------------------------MEAT FILLING-----------------------------
      1 oz Butter
  1 1/2 lb Beef; chopped
      2 tb Tomato paste
    3/4 c  Dry Red Wine
    1/2 ts Nutmeg
      1 x  Salt
      1 x  Freshly ground Black Pepper
    1/4 ts Cinnamon
    1/2 c  Dried breadcrumbs
  1 1/2 c  Grated Kefalotiri OR
      1 x  Parmesan Cheese
      1 lg Onion; finely chopped
  Preheat oven to 350.  Melt 1 oz of butter in lg. 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 min., 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.  Cooking Classes: 1978.

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Recipe ID 9969 (Apr 03, 2005)

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