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    Pastitsio

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    45 mins

    Michelle Berteig's Note:

    This is a very good recipe, my family really likes it. It's from a 1980 edition of Better Homes and Gardens All-TIme Favorite Hamburger and Ground Meat Recipes cookbook. Typed here for future reference, as I am always misplacing the cookbook! I usually double the bechamel sauce, since we like it that way.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      For the pasta, cook macaroni until just done, drain. Add one beaten egg, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup milk. Mix and set aside.
    2. 2
      For the meat sauce, cook the meat and onion in a skillet until the meat is brown, drain off the fat. Add tomato sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
    3. 3
      For the sauce, melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan. Add in flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add the milk slowly and cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and stir a small amount of the hot mixture into one beaten egg, return that mixture to the rest of the sauce in the pan. Add the 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.
    4. 4
      To assemble, put half the macaroni into an 8 x 8 inch square pan. Add the meat sauce next, then the rest of the macaroni on top of that. Add the sauce over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 16, 2013

      55

      Very, very nice! This is almost exactly like my old family recipe, with a perfect blend of spices. I really love that it includes what in our estimation is a requirement - freshly grated nutmeg. I didn't find it needed additional béchamel sauce, as it's not supposed to be runny. It was perfect as written. Thanks so much for posting!

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    • on July 19, 2013

      55

      I halved the recipe, but kept the same amount of bechamel, I do love a creamy sauce! I adore nutmeg and cinnamon, the flavour and the delicate aroma, love the use of those spices in pastitsio. This was very easy to prepare, I made the meat sauce in advance and finsihed the actual dish quite quickly, making for a superb dinner. DH loved it and I note I was NOT given the leftovers for lunch, ha ha!!! Lovely recipe, made for ZWT9, Pink Panthers On The Prowl, thank you teammate!

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    • on July 16, 2013

      45

      We liked this! It couldn't have been simpler to make and I loved the cinnamon and nutmeg, although in my opinion the cinnamon flavor was a bit overpowering. I'd cut it by half. Made for ZWT9

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    Nutritional Facts for Pastitsio

    Serving Size: 1 (266 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 517.3
     
    Calories from Fat 279
    54%
    Total Fat 31.0 g
    47%
    Saturated Fat 15.3 g
    76%
    Cholesterol 151.0 mg
    50%
    Sodium 504.5 mg
    21%
    Total Carbohydrate 32.8 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 3.1 g
    12%
    Protein 25.7 g
    51%

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