Greek Pastitsio | How to make Greek Pastitsio

By Sujata Limbu  |  29th Dec 2015  |  
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About Greek Pastitsio Recipe

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

Greek Pastitsio is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Sujata Limbu teaches how to make Greek Pastitsio step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Greek Pastitsio in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 6 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Greek Pastitsio at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Greek Pastitsio takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 60 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Greek Pastitsio is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Greek Pastitsio is a good option for you. The flavour of Greek Pastitsio is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Greek Pastitsio and impress your family and friends.

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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