Monday, August 10, 2009

Easy Greek Pastichio Recipe

**Making Greek food takes A LOT of time and hard work. My mom came up with this recipe to make it easier on me as her authentic recipe she has "all in her head".

Easy Greek Pastitsio

l package Greek noodles (it really does make all the difference)
l lb. lean ground beef
l onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
l can (15oz.) tomato sauce
3 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup plus Tbs. grated Romano cheese, divided
5 eggs, at room temperature
l jar (16oz.)Alfredo sauce
olive oil to coat the bottom of the skillet

Cook noodles according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In skillet over medium heat cook beef, onion and garlic in olive oil until browned, 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

Stir in next 5 ingredients; cook 5 minutes.

Spread half of pasta in ungreased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Romano cheese. Top with even layer of beef mixture, then the remaining pasta.

In bowl with mixer at medium-high speed beat eggs until very thick and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. If using hand mixer, beat about 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low, gradually beat in Alfredo sauce. Sauce will thin slightly, but be care not to over beat the mixture.

Immediately pour sauce mixture over pasta, sprinkle with remaining Romano cheese. Bake until top is slightly puffed and browned, about one hour.

Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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