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Pastitsio With Phyllo
(Pastitsio Me Phyllo)
What You Need:
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 stick (¼ pound) butter, plus 1 stick butter (¼ pound) melted, for brushing phyllo
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup white wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1¼ pounds macaroni
  • 10 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 3 cups grated kefalotiri cheese
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 quart milk

  • How To Cook:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    2. Saute ground beef and onions in 4 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper. Add wine, tomato paste, and water, and simmer until liquid has evaporated, about 40 minutes.

    3. Cook macaroni according to package directions until almost done. Pour into colander; rinse with cold water and drain well. Mix with ½ cup melted butter.

    4. Arrange 5 phyllo sheets, brushed one at time witl1 melted butter, in a 14 by 11-inch baking pan. Place half the macaroni in pan.

    5. Sprinkle with half of grated cheese and cover with beef mixture, spreading evenly over entire surface. Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese over meat and cover with remaining macaroni.

    6. Beat eggs until light and fluffy, and mix with milk. Carefully pour mixture over ingredients in pan. Top with 5 phyllo sheets, each brushed with the remaining melted butter.

    7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden on top and firm when tested with a knife. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting into squares. (See How to work with "PHYLLO", for cutting method.)

    8. Can be prepared a day ahead of time, baked, cooled, and cut into squares. Reheat before serving.

    NOTE:
     
    To Serve: 30
    This recipe is also available in:
    Cuisine » Europe » Greece
    Main Ingredient » Meat & Poultry » Beef
    Main Ingredient » Pasta » Macaroni
    Main Ingredient » Dairy » Cheese
    Dish » Appetizers



     




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