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  1. 1/2 cup 99g / 3 1/2oz Butter

  2. 8 tablespoons 120ml Flour

  3. 4 cups 948ml Milk

  4. 4 To 6 egg yolks

  5. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Nutmeg

  6. 1 White pepper Pastitso

  7. 8 oz 227g Macaroni - (2 c raw), cook and 1 Drain 1 tablespoon 15ml Olive oil Meat Filling

  8. 1 oz 28g Butter

  9. 1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24oz Beef - chopped

  10. 2 tablespoons 30ml Tomato paste

  11. 3/4 cup 177ml Dry red wine

  12. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Nutmeg

  13. 1 Salt

  14. 1 Freshly ground black pepper

  15. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Cinnamon

  16. 1/2 cup 73g / 2.6oz Dried breadcrumbs

  17. 1 1/2 cups 355ml Grated kefalotiri or 1 Parmesan cheese

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  1. Recipe Instructions 1 lg Onion; finely chopped Preheat oven to 350. Melt 1 oz of butter in lg. skillet and saute onion til soft and transparent. Add the meat, cook until browned. Mix tomato paste with wine and add to meat. Continue cooking, adding nutmeg, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Cook about 15 min., take off heat, cool and mix in half the breadcrumbs and half the grated cheese. Set aside. Do not allow meat to "bulk", keep it separated. Cook the macaroni in boiling water with oil til soft. Drain and set aside. Make crema. Stir in 1/4 c. cheese. To Assemble: Grease a baking dish (LIKE A LASAGNA PAN) and sprinkle it with breadcrumbs. Spread half the cooked pasta over the bottom of the dish and sprinkle it with 1/4 c reserved cheese. Spread all of the meat over the pasta. Pour half the sauce over the meat and spread the rest of the pasta over it. Sprinkle it with 2 TB. of cheese. Pour the rest of the sauce on top and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and breadcrumbs and bake in the preheated oven 50-60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve with Greek salad and lots of chilled retsina wine. Cooking Classes: 1978.


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