Greek Style Pastitsio
|Pastitisio pasta||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Thick Tubular Spaghetti)|
|Olive oil||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Ground beef||2 Pound|
|Garlic||3 Clove (15 gm)|
|Tomato sauce||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Romano cheese||8 Ounce (230 Gr)|
Cook the pasta butter it and set aside.
Prepare the béchamel sauce and set aside.
Stick three whole cloves in each garlic clove and set aside.
Sauté the onions in olive oil for about 8 minutes.
Add the meat and stir to brown. When meat is cooked add garlic (and cloves), nutmeg, cinnamon, 2 cups of water, tomato sauce, and salt and pepper.
Cook the meat sauce for 35 minutes on medium and set aside.
Spread half pasta on pan. Sprinkle with romano cheese. Pour meat sauce on top of pasta. Continue with spreading a second layer of pasta. Sprinkle again with romano cheese. Finally put the béchamel sauce and sprinkle again with cheese. Bake pastitsio at 350 for about 20 minutes until golden brown.