*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               GREEK PASTICIO
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Hamburger
                 Greek                            Lamb
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       pk           Pasta -- cooked al dente
                         -(454 gms)
    1       lb           Ground beef or lamb
    2                    Onions -- chopped
    3                    Cloves garlic -- chopped
    1       cn           Whole tomatoes -- chopped
                         -and liquid drained
    1       t            Oregano
    1       t            Basil
    1       t            Allspice
    1       t            Cinnamon
    1       t            Sugar - to taste
    4       tb           Butter
    4       tb           Flour
    2       c            Milk
    3       tb           Parmesan cheese to taste
    6       oz           Feta cheese to taste
    2                    To 3 eggs
     * Prepare ahead of time!!! Let cool completely!
   While toppping is
       cooling, prepare pasta and meat filling.
     Cook pasta tender but firm. Do NOT overcook!
     Brown the meat with the chopped onions and garlic.
   Add the spices, sugar to taste, and the drained
   tomatoes.  Let the sauce simmer 30-45 min. Mix in the
   cooked pasta and put in a baking pan.
     To make the topping, melt the butter (or margarine)
   in a saucepan and mix in the flour to form a paste.
   Add the milk and heat at medium stirring constantly
   until mixture thickens.  When thick, add parmesan and
   crumbled feta cheese and stir until melted.  A few
   tablespoons of parmesan and about 6 ounces of feta.
   BEATEN EGGS!!! After the eggs are stirred in, pour
   this mixture over the meat and pasta. Bake about 45
   min or until brown.
     This dish is a bit like moussaka because of the
   NOTE: 6/12/93 - Made this dish with Montery Jack
   cheese instead of feta. Used 1 to 1 1/2 cup tomato
   sauce instead of canned tomatoes and 2 eggs. Came out
   Delicious!!! - Set oven for 350-375F and cook a full
   40 minutes.
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