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Helen’s Pastitsio (VRP 350)

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HHelen’s Pastitsio

Helen's Pastitso

Helen's Pastitsio (VRP 350)


  • 4½ to 5 very lean ground beef
  • 2 qts of milk plus probably 1 cup or 2
  • 2 Macaroni large size (less 1/4 of 1 box)
  • 1 plus ½ cup Parmes cheese
  • 12 eggs lg. for cream sauce and 4 for topping
  • 1 lg. chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons plus a teaspoon or 2 tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 butter (2 for sauce)


Make meat sauce (draining fat from meat and at the same time boil macaroni el dente). Rinse and drain macaroni on cookie sheets.
Cream sauce: Heat milk to fairly warm
Melt butter, add cornstarch and stir well. Cook another 2 minutes stirring constantly
Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons milk at a time. After ½ cup increase adding 1/4 at a time. Stirring constantly, add butter and 1 cup of cheese, 1/4 nutmeg (teaspoon) and 1 teaspoon salt.

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