Greek Pastitsio | How to make Greek Pastitsio

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About Greek Pastitsio

A classic Greek dish that consists of pastry, beef, and pasta layers that have been baked to perfection.

Greek Pastitsio is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Greek. Greek Pastitsio is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Greek Pastitsio is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is 10 minute and it takes 60 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Greek Pastitsio. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Greek Pastitsio is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Greek Pastitsio is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Greek Pastitsio. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Greek Pastitsio at your home.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves6People

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Greek Pastitsio

Ingredients to make Greek Pastitsio

  • 2 and 1/2 cup penne pasta
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 400 grams of tomatoes, pureed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 650 grams of ground sirloin
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, grounded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded and divided
  • Bechamel Sauce Ingredients:
  • 75 grams all-purpose flour
  • 115 grams butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 liter milk

How to make Greek Pastitsio

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Then drain the pasta, put in some butter and parmesan cheese and toss it well. Put this pasta into a a greased 13x 9-in baking dish.
  2. Preheat the oven to 176° Celsius.
  3. Take a pan and heat some oil, put in the beef and onion together and cook it on a medium flame for 8-10 minutes. Continue cooking till the beef changes colour and crumble the beef. Next add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the tomato puree along with salt and cinnamon and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Then gently spread this beef mixture over the pasta and sprinkle 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese on top.
  5. In a separate pan, melt in the butter. Put in the flour, salt and pepper together and stir for a few seconds, gradually pour in the milk. Bring this to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes till this sauce thickens.
  6. Take a small bowl, break in the eggs and add a tiny amount of the flour mixture. Then pour this into the pan while whisking constantly. Bring it to a boil and stir for 2 minutes. Pour this over the beef and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Then uncover and bake for 30-40 minutes or till it turns into a a golden brown colour.
  8. Serve warm for best taste.

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