How to Cook Appetizing Greek Pastitsio

how to cook appetizing greek pastitsio

Greek Pastitsio.

Greek Pastitsio You can have Greek Pastitsio using 32 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Greek Pastitsio

  1. It’s of Main Ingredients.
  2. Prepare of margarine, melted.
  3. Prepare of onion, chopped.
  4. It’s of carrots, peeled & finely chopped.
  5. It’s of celery, finely chopped.
  6. Prepare of crushed fresh garlic.
  7. It’s of bay leaves.
  8. It’s of chopped tomatoes.
  9. Prepare of tomato paste.
  10. Prepare of beef stock.
  11. You need of oregano.
  12. It’s of ground nutmeg.
  13. Prepare of ground cloves.
  14. It’s of ground cumin.
  15. Prepare of sugar.
  16. It’s of Freshly ground black pepper.
  17. It’s of Salt.
  18. Prepare of ground beef (80/20).
  19. It’s of Pasta.
  20. You need of ziti, cooked.
  21. It’s of egg, beaten.
  22. Prepare of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for topping.
  23. Prepare of Bechamel Sauce.
  24. You need of milk.
  25. You need of (2 sticks) margarine.
  26. You need of ground nutmeg.
  27. You need of all-purpose flour.
  28. It’s of Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  29. Prepare of paprika.
  30. Prepare of cheddar cheese.
  31. You need of eggs, beaten.
  32. It’s of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Greek Pastitsio step by step

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F..
  2. Meat Sauce Directions:.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and saute onion, garlic, carrots, celery until soft and fragrant. Add the ground beef, stirring continuously, until all the meat is cooked and browned. Drain and add the tomatoes, paste, beef stock, bay leaves, herbs and sugar and simmer for a few minutes. Stir in salt & pepper to taste. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, then remove the bay leaves..
  4. For Pasta:.
  5. While the meat mixture is simmering, boil the pasta till al dente..
  6. Mix the beaten egg with the parmesan cheese and toss with cooked & drained pasta..
  7. For the Bechamel Sauce:.
  8. Heat the milk in medium saucepan over low heat. In separate medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the margarine, then add the flour and mix well. Stir in the heated milk one tablespoon at a time, and stir until smooth. Stir in spices & cheese. Season to taste. Keep warm until ready to use..
  9. To Assemble dish:.
  10. Spray a large casserole dish generously with nonstick spray. Combine pasta with half the Bechamel Sauce. Transfer half of the pasta to baking dish. Spread all the meat sauce over pasta. Cover with remaining pasta. Top with Bechamel Sauce and sprinkle with more grated Parmigiano. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven and let rest about 5 minutes. Serve with salad and crust bread..

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