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Pastitsio

Pastitsio

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 582
  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Bake: 55 mins at 350°F
  • Cook: 31 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground lamb or beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 14 1/2 - ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 - ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 pound ziti
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 1% milk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling.
  2. In a large, straight-sided skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook 3 minutes, until slightly softened. Add lamb and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until meat is browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute. Add wine; bring to a simmer and cook 3 minutes, scraping brown bits off the bottom of the skillet. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of the salt. Bring to a simmer and cook 6 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. Stir in mint and oregano; set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, cook ziti 2 minutes less than package directions in lightly salted boiling water. Drain and stir into meat sauce.
  4. Heat remaining 3 tbsp oil in a medium pot set over medium heat. Add flour; whisk for 1 minute. Whisk in milk; bring to a simmer and cook 5 to 7 minutes, until thickened. Stir in cheese and remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Remove from heat, cool 1 minute and slowly whisk in eggs.
To assemble:
  1. Transfer meat and noodle mixture to a 13 x 9 x 2-inch oven-safe baking dish. Press noodles with the back of a spatula to make a flat layer. Pour cheese-egg mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top layer is set.

Nutrition Information for Pastitsio

Servings Per Recipe: 8
PER SERVING: 582 cal., 25 g total fat (9 g sat. fat), 104 mg chol., 820 mg sodium, 56 g carb. (4 g fiber), 27 g pro.

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