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    Pastitso. Photo by Pink_Diamond

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    1 hr 35 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    LifeIsGood's Note:

    This is another version of a favorite Greek recipe. This one comes with a bechamel sauce (which sounds French, but actually the Greeks had it first!). It also uses lasagne noodles, which makes it reminiscent to an Italian lasagne, but it is decidedly Greek. This recipe comes from Jeff Smith. I hope you enjoy!

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    Bechamel Sauce

    • 4 cups whole milk
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    • 6 tablespoons flour
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • cinnamon, to taste


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Make the Bechamel Sauce:.
    3. 3
      Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the flour into your melted butter and then stir that into the hot milk. Continue stirring until thick. You may need to adjust your heat to make sure you don't scald the milk. This will probably take about 10 min., give or take. Add the salt, pepper and cinnamon to taste. (This should make 4 Cups).
    4. 4
    5. 5
      Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with the 2 T. olive oil. Saute the ground round along with the onion.
    6. 6
      When the onions are translucent, add the parsley, garlic, cinnamon, tomato sauce and white wine. Turn the heat down to medium or even medium-low and let cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    7. 7
      Meanwhile, boil the lasagne noodles until not quite tender (a bit less time than recommended on your box). Drain and soak in cold water.
    8. 8
      When the sauce is done, drain the cold noodles and place in a large bowl. Add the butter, eggs and a handful of parmesan. Gently toss with the noodles.
    9. 9
      Place 1/2 of this noodle mixture into a buttered 9x13 baking dish. Add the meat sauce. Place the rest of the noodles on top and cover with the bechamel sauce. Top with more parmesan cheese, to taste.
    10. 10
      Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 1 hour, or until the top is bubbly. You may have to tent it with foil towards the end of cook time, if the top is getting too browned.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 15, 2010


      I can't even talk. I am speechless. Seriously, did you have to put this recipe on here? I didn't even have to cook today, because Den was off in another city, I had the whole day FREE! But no....I had to see this beauty that Leslie posted, and darn it to butterflies in the called my name. I followed this exactly, except I made it vegetarian, just not putting in the meat, and still it produced a light, lovely tasting, most delicious bit of heaven on a fork. If I go to the "beyond", I am taking this dish with me, no doubt about it. Made for ZWT6 Zee Zesties!

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    • on June 13, 2010


      drooly drooly droooooolllllll! the 4 of us ate it all. :o really delicious! i was worried that i used too much cinnamon but the baking tamed it & all was fabulous! made for ZWT6 Zanies!! i am so full i'm falling asleep on my keyboard...sweet dreams!

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    • on October 01, 2010


      We loved this dish! wa few amount adjustments and I used fresh lasagna noodles this turned out very well and my family enjoyed this for Friday night dinner with a Greek salad on the side, thank you for sharing this great recipe Kathy, this was made for KK's forum Greek tag game event

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    Nutritional Facts for Pastitso

    Serving Size: 1 (415 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1181.8
    Calories from Fat 671
    Total Fat 74.5 g
    Saturated Fat 35.7 g
    Cholesterol 310.7 mg
    Sodium 627.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 76.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 13.0 g
    Protein 46.3 g

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