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Beef Pastitsio

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Ingredients
  Macaroni 1 Pound
  Butter 1⁄2 Pound
  Ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Tomato paste 1⁄2 Can (5 oz)
  Grated cheddar cheese 4 Ounce
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Cinnamon To Taste
  Nutmeg To Taste
For #1 sauce
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs), beaten
For #2 sauce
  Warm milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Cook macaroni in salted water and drain.
Proceed as follows: saute chopped onion in a little butter; add ground meat and stir until brown; add tomato paste thinned with a little water.
Add seasoning, salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.
Cook until meat is done.
Melt butter and pour half over drained macaroni, mixing carefully.
Spread half of macaroni on bottom of 9 x 13" pan; sprinkle some grated cheese on top.
Spread entire meat sauce over macaroni and cover with remaining buttered macaroni as top layer.
Add rest of cheese.
Over this pour the #1 sauce.
Shake pan so that the sauce will penetrate to the bottom.
In a saucepan place remaining melted butter and add the 3 T.of flour gradually, stirring constantly.
Add milk and continue stirring.
Slowly add beaten eggs and cook over low flame until thickened, stirring constantly.
Spread over macaroni and bake in moderate oven for 40-45 minutes.
Cut in squares and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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