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Beef Pastitsio

 Beef Pastitsio
This is a family favorite—I got the recipe from my mother, and my kids love it. It reheats beautifully, too—when we do have any leftover, that is!—Sharon Drys, Shelburne, Ontario
6-8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • CHEESE SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, salt, oregano,
  • pepper and garlic. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and
  • rinse.
  • In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, cheese and egg; set aside. In

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Directions (continued)

  • a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually
  • add the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese and salt.
  • Spoon half of the macaroni mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking dish. Spread with meat mixture; top with remaining macaroni
  • mixture.
  • Bake at 350°, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 363 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 674 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.