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    Feb 2011
    Grafton, Ohio


    This is a greek/mediterranean dish!!

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    Serves 6-8

    Preparation time - 30mins
    Cooking time - 80mins

    1lb raw extra lean ground beef
    1 medium onion, chopped
    8oz canned tomato sauce
    1/4 cup red wine
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    8oz uncooked wholewheat pasta, such as penne
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    3/4 cup fat free evaporated milk
    1 tablespoon butter
    2 tablespoon all purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    1 1/2 cups fat free evaporated milk
    1 large egg lightly beaten
    2 large egg whites - lightly beaten
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided

    Preheat oven to 350f. Lightly grease a 9 x 13" baking dish.

    To make meat sauce, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. cook beef and onion, stirring frequently until meat is brown and onion is tender, about 10 mins. Drain off the fat. Stir in tomato sauce, wine and cinnamon. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat to med-low, cover and simmer for 30mins, stirring occasionally.

    Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
    Combine 1 beaten egg, 3/4 cup of evaporated milk, and cooked pasta in a large bowl. Toss to combine and set aside.

    To make cream sauce, melt butter in a small saucepan over med heat.
    Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened and slightly bubbly, about 5-8 mins. Very gradually stir in 1 beaten egg, and the egg whites into hot milk mixture (be careful not to scramble the eggs). Set aside.

    Layer half of pasta mixture into the dish. Spread with meat sauce and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of cheese. Top with remaining pasta mixture, pour cream sauce over top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

    Cover and bake for 20mins. Uncover, bake about 15mins more or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 15mins before serving.

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    Re: Pastitsio

    Mmmm I love pastistio. I have a Greek cook book that I have made nothing in but this. Lol reminds me I need to go look thru it.

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