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Greek Pasta and Beef

Rated as 3.64 out of 5 Stars

"This delightfully different casserole gives everyday macaroni and cheese an international flavor. A co-worker who's a pro at Greek cooking shared the recipe years ago. It brings raves whenever I serve it. -Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts"
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, water and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain macaroni.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, egg and Parmesan cheese; set aside. For sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour and cinnamon until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount to hot mixture into eggs; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Stir in cheese.
  3. In a greased 3-qt. baking dish, spread half of the macaroni mixture. Top with beef mixture and remaining macaroni mixture. Pour sauce over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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This is basically a recipe for pastitsio, a traditional Greek pasta dish. It uses fewer ingredients; usually I include parsley and red wine, and tomato paste. It was pretty good, and this filled...

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Tasty comfort food. Not the healthiest with all the butter and egg which is the reason I gave it 3 stars instead of 4, but a nice winter meal. I added about 1/2 cup of finely diced carrot to t...

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This is basically a recipe for pastitsio, a traditional Greek pasta dish. It uses fewer ingredients; usually I include parsley and red wine, and tomato paste. It was pretty good, and this filled...

Yummy, I made this tonight and it was delicious. The kids hated the smell though, lol - must have been the nutmeg(?). I've never added nutmeg and cinnamon to hamburger before...but it was a de...

Okay...this was pretty darn good...BUT I immediately thought it would taste a lil bland so I added extra spices (garlic, salt, pepper) and I wish I would've been MORE heavy handed with the spice...

Tasty comfort food. Not the healthiest with all the butter and egg which is the reason I gave it 3 stars instead of 4, but a nice winter meal. I added about 1/2 cup of finely diced carrot to t...

It was...moderately good. The macaroni had a distinctly greasy taste to it, and any actual taste it had wasn't too strong. I did halve the recipe since only three people would be eating it, bu...

I loved this. Was looking for something different to do with ground beef. Followed the recipe exactly, except I used whole wheat pasta. Everyone loved it, even my 8 year old. WONDERFUL!!!

Very good taste and nice and big for a family dinner or gathering. You can also use a 9 x 13 glass dish in place of the 3 quart casserole.

I did not like this at all. Too many steps, too many pans and not enough flavor. I like the concept and can totally redo this to make it easier and more flavorful. Too much pasta and very bla...

We did NOT like this at all. The flavors do not meld together well and makes it taste like it was a mistake.