Lynn demonstrates how to make Pastitsio, a Greek meat and pasta casserole. Great for dinner and easy to make. From Taste of Home.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain, if necessary. Stir in the tomato sauce, ½ teaspoon, oregano, pepper and cinnamon, if desired; heat through.
Drain macaroni; place half of macaroni in a greased 8 or 9 inch square baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with ¼ cup of the Parmesan cheese. Layer with meat mixture and remaining macaroni. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour and remaining salt until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of the hot mixture into the egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in remaining cheese. Pour sauce over macaroni.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Lynn's Recipes: January 2013