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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • CHEESE SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup 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 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 13x9-in. baking dish. Spread with meat mixture; top with remaining macaroni mixture. Pour cheese mixture over top.
  • Bake at 350°, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 363 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 674mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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