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Greek Macaroni Spinach Casserole

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Ingredients
  Elbow macaroni 8 Ounce (1 Package)
  Butter/Margarine, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick), melted 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted (1/2 Stick)
  Beef/1 pound lamb, ground 1 Pound, ground
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1 Dash, ground
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Canned tomatoes 1 Pound (Undrained, 1 Can)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Frozen chopped spinach 20 Ounce, thawed, drained (2 Packages, 10 Ounce Each)
  Feta cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), crumbled
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
  Fresh bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Salad oil/Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Grease a 12x8 inch baking dish.

MAKING
3. Following instructions on the package, cook macaroni and drain.
4. In a bowl, toss drained macaroni with melted butter.
5. In a skillet, heat oil and sauté beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is browned; stir constantly.
6. Season with salt, allspice, pepper and add crushed tomatoes and water.
7. Heat until the mixture boils and then, simmer uncovered with occasional stirring for about 20 minutes.

FINALISING
8. In the prepared baking dish, line bottom with half of the macaroni.
9. Top with spinach and sprinkle feta cheese.
10. Spread remaining macaroni and top with meat sauce.
11. In a small mixing bowl, beat together milk, eggs and Parmesan cheese.
12. Pour the milk mixture over the meat sauce and sprinkle bread crumbs.
13. Bake the dish for 30 minutes and then remove to a wire rack; let it cool for 10 minutes.

SERVING
14. Cut Greek Macaroni Spinach Casserole into squares and serve in individual plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Beef
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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