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Beef Pastitsio

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  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

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: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1140 Calories from Fat 683

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 77 g118%

Saturated Fat 38.4 g192.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 404.3 mg134.8%

Sodium 416 mg17.3%

Total Carbohydrates 71 g23.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.4%

Sugars 12.8 g

Protein 45 g89.2%

Vitamin A 38.7% Vitamin C 12.9%

Calcium 33.3% Iron 29.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Beef Pastitsio Recipe