1/2 cup olive oil
750 grams minced meat
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups milk
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons butter
Add the onion and saute it lightly.
Add the minced meat and saute it well.
Add the tomato paste, salt and pepper and cover in water.
Let the mixture boil until there is only few sauce remaining, and then add some basil and remove the pot from the heater.
Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.
Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
Then heat some oil in the pot and add the pasta.
To prepare the "Bechamel" sauce, first boil the milk.
Add the milk quickly and mix it vivaciously until the sauce gets firm.
Spread half the pasta in an even layer on a deep pan.
Then cover the pasta with some cheese and half the minced meat.
Spread the rest of the pasta, cheese and minced meat in the same manner.
Cover the top with the "Bechamel" sauce and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Finally, cover the pan with a sliver foil and bake at 360 degrees F (180 C) for 45 minutes and afterward remove the silver foil and cook for 15 more minutes.
P.S. For those of you that are self-conscious a serving of "Pasticcio" has about 690 calories.
This recipe is rather famous in Greece. "Pasticcio" is one of those foods that Greek people enjoy at family meals often. It is really tasty and I am certain that you will enjoy it if you decide to cook it! Comments are welcome.
Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 2:51am