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Pastitsio Recipe, aka Greek Oven-Baked Pasta

Pastitsio is a traditional and famous Greek pasta dish topped with ground beef and bechamel sauce.

Ingredients

For the minced meat

21 oz / 600 gr ground beef

2 onions finely chopped

2 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 carrot

1 can chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp sugar

2 fl oz / 50 ml olive oil

5 fl oz / 150 ml red wine

Pinch of thyme

1 cinnamon stick

2 bay leafs

For the béchamel sauce

5 oz / 150 gr Graviera cheese, grated
(substitute with gruyere cheese in necessary)

35 fl oz / 1 liter milk

3.5 oz / 100 gr butter

2 egg yolks

3.5 oz / 100 gr all-purpose flour

½ tbs ground nutmeg

salt

pepper

Pasta

10oz / 300 gr long ziti or bucatini pasta

3.5 oz / 100 gr feta cheese, crumbled

1 oz / 30 gr butter

Water

salt

Procedure

For the pasta

For the béchamel sauce

For the ground meat

To assemble