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Homemade Pastitsio

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  Onion 1 Large, chopped fine
  Butter 6 Tablespoon
  Ground beef 2 Pound
  Tomato paste 1⁄2 Can (5 oz)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Elbow macaroni 1 Pound
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Pound
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Saute the onion in 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet.
Add the beef and cook, stirring, until brown.
Add the tomato paste, water, spices, seasonings and wine and simmer until thickened.
Cook the macaroni in boiling, salted water until tender, then drain.
Melt remaining butter and pour over macaroni, mixing carefully.
Spread half the macaroni in a 9 x 13-inch pan and sprinkle with half the cheese.
Spread beef sauce over macaroni and cover with remaining macaroni.
Top with remaining cheese.
Mix the eggs and milk and pour over cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Cool slightly and cut in squares.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7639 Calories from Fat 4194

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 470 g723.1%

Saturated Fat 220.9 g1104.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1678.3 mg559.4%

Sodium 8371.3 mg348.8%

Total Carbohydrates 430 g143.2%

Dietary Fiber 29 g116%

Sugars 65.2 g

Protein 413 g826%

Vitamin A 143% Vitamin C 90.5%

Calcium 552.4% Iron 152.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Homemade Pastitsio Recipe