Pastitsio

Pastitsio

Ina Gartens Greek Pastitsio-1009

Ina Garten's Greek Pastitsio

The Ultimate Pastitsio

Have you ever had Greek Pastitsio? Oh man, it’s a Killer delish. Seriously, KILLER!!! It’s wonderful comfort food, but special enough, to make for company. Ina Garten, the rock star, has updated an amazing Greek classic and made it, in my humble opinion, even better. She substituted the standard tube pasta usually found in Pastitsio with small shells that amazingly catch and hold the meat sauce. I think that is genius! The Greek yogurt and the addition of some of the meat sauce makes the bechamel  even more fab-u-lous-o!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons - Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups - Large Yellow Onions, Chopped
  • 2 Pounds - Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Cup - Dry Red Wine
  • 1 Tablespoon - Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon - Dried Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon - Dried Ground Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon - Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • A Pinch - Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 (28 Ounce) - Can Crushed Tomatoes in Puree
  • 2 Teaspoons - Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon - Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cups - Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup - Heavy Cream
  • 4 Tablespoons - Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup - All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon - Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cups - Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated
  • 2 - Large Eggs, Beaten
  • 2/3 Cup - Plain Greek Style Yogurt
  • 3/4 Pound - Small Shell Pasta
  • To Taste - Salt
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