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Greek Pastitsio

Sujata Limbu
10 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Greek
  • Baking
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 2 and 1/2 cup penne pasta
  2. 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  3. 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  4. 400 grams of tomatoes, pureed
  5. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 650 grams of ground sirloin
  7. 2 tbsp butter, melted
  8. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, grounded
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded and divided
  11. Bechamel Sauce Ingredients:
  12. 75 grams all-purpose flour
  13. 115 grams butter
  14. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  15. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  16. 2 eggs
  17. 1 liter milk


  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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Ruchira Hoon
Ruchira Hoon   Dec-29-2015

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