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Pastitsio Everyone loves this dish and it is worth the effort. Greek pastitsio (pastichio/pasticcio/Pastizio) owes its distinctive and rich flavour to the two aromatic spices used in the meat sauce of the traditional pastitsio recipe, which are cinnamon and clove. Once put in the oven, the intense aromas of those spices bring back childhood memories.

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Pastitsio is one of the most well liked of current trending foods on earth. It’s simple, it’s fast, it tastes yummy. It’s appreciated by millions every day. They are fine and they look fantastic. Pastitsio is something that I have loved my whole life.

To begin with this particular recipe, we have to prepare a few components. You can have pastitsio using 24 ingredients and 13 steps. Here is how you cook that.

The ingredients needed to make Pastitsio:

  1. {Get 500 g of various grated cheese or kefalotiri cheese.
  2. {Get 1 1/2 packets of macaroni No3 (usually long, thick, hollow pasta).
  3. {Make ready of butter.
  4. {Make ready of For the mince layer.
  5. {Get 750 g of ground beef.
  6. {Prepare 1 of large onion, finely chopped.
  7. {Make ready of olive oil.
  8. {Make ready 2 of fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped.
  9. {Prepare 500 ml of Passata.
  10. {Take of salt.
  11. {Get of pepper.
  12. {Make ready of ground nutmeg.
  13. {Take 500 ml of water.
  14. {Take 200 ml of red wine.
  15. {Prepare of For the bechamel sauce.
  16. {Prepare 7-8 tbsp of flour.
  17. {Make ready 250 g of butter or margarine.
  18. {Prepare 4 of eggs.
  19. {Get 1 can of evaporated milk.
  20. {Get 1 can of water (use the now empty milk can).
  21. {Take 300 g of grated cheese (this portion is taken from the 500 g grated earlier).
  22. {Make ready of salt.
  23. {Take of pepper.
  24. {Take 1 of level tsp ground nutmeg.

Traditional Greek pastitsio (παστίτσιο, pastítsio) is an authentic Greek Lasagne – a baked dish that combines layers of pasta, ground meat and velvety béchamel sauce to create the ultimate comfort food. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. While pasta is cooking, separate meat in a skillet or shallow pan. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon; and a little water to help cook if necessary.

Steps to make Pastitsio:

  1. Boil the pasta in salted water..
  2. Strain the pasta using a colander and rinse with cold water..
  3. Melt 2 tbsp butter in the pot and return the pasta into the pot tossing it well to coat it with the melted butter.  Leave it aside to cool..
  4. Preparing the mince  Sauté the onion and mince in the heated oil until the mince is browned..
  5. Add the fresh tomatoes, passata, salt, pepper, nutmeg, water, and allow to simmer for approximately 40 minutes (or until most of the liquid is reduced). Just before removing the mixture from the heat, add the wine.  Let the mince mixture to cool..
  6. To prepare the bechamel sauce  Melt the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat, and add the flour, whisking constantly till flour is lightly browned..
  7. While whisking constantly, pour in slowly the evaporated milk, water, eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and finally add the grated cheese.  As soon as the sauce thickens, remove from heat and allow it to cool..
  8. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C..
  9. In a well greased ovenproof dish, place 2/3 of the pasta to create a bottom layer.  Level out and sprinkle with some of the remaining 200g grated cheese..
  10. Next spread the mince on top of the pasta..
  11. Cover the mince with the remaining pasta, and more of the grated cheese..
  12. Cover the whole pastitsio with the bechamel sauce, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese, which will add extra flavour as well as a golden colour to the finished dish..
  13. Place dish in the pre-heated over and bake for approximately 1 hour..

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