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Pastistio

Greek Pasta Recipe

4 - 6

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

50 mins

Cook Time

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

Recipe author

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

A hearty cousin of lasagna, pastitsio is a Greek version of the dish and adds unexpected flavors to meat, tomatoes, and pasta. It is the signature dish at most local tavernas. A good family favourite, it can be prepared the day before and reheated easily, sliced into portions.

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Lamb,

Dinner,

Easy,

Family Favourites,

Lunch,

Pasta,

National Lamb Day,

Ingredients

Meat sauce

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300g Quality Mark lamb mince

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2 tbsp olive oil

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2 red onion

thinly sliced

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2 garlic cloves

finely chopped

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400g can chopped tomatoes

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100ml red wine

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2 tsp, powdered vegetable stock

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2 tbsp tomato paste

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1 tsp ground cinnamon

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1 tsp paprika

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1 tsp dried oregano

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1/2 cup water

Pasta

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250g small pasta shapes

Béchamel sauce

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40g butter

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2 tbsp white flour

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200ml, slightly heated milk

Topping

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1 egg

lightly beaten

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1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

To Make Mince

To Make Pasta

To Make Sauce

To Assemble

1

Preheat oven to 190°C.

2

Heat oil in a medium-sized pan and add onions and garlic.

3

Cook for 5–10 minutes until soft and transparent.

4

Add minced lamb and cook for a further 5–10 minutes, stirring thoroughly to brown.

5

Add canned tomatoes, red wine or water and all remaining meat sauce ingredients.

6

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

7

Taste test and season as required with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (336g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1222 (291)kJ

Protein

17.2g

Total Fat

19.3g

Saturated Fat

8.2g

Carbs

11.9g

Sugars

4.3g

Sodium

194mg

Iron*

1.6mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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