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Pastitsio Thick Cream Sauce

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  Onions 3 , chopped
  Garlic powder To Taste
  Chopped beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 2
  Italian plum tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Macaroni 1 1⁄4 Pound (Ziti macaroni)
  Tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cream sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Cheese 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Cinnamon 1 Dash
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Brown chopped onions and meat in butter.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, spices, and seasonings.
Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Cool and stir in part of bread crumbs and the egg whites, unbeaten.
Cook macaroni according to directions on package and drain.
Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs into a buttered 11X16X2 inch baking pan.
Put in a layer of macaroni, a layer of meat with sauce, and half the thin cream sauce.
Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Add another layer of macaroni and sprinkle with cheese.
Cover with remaining thin cream sauce.
Spread the thick cream sauce over top and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
Cool and slice into squares.
When ready to serve, reheat in hot oven.

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