Greek Pastitsio Recipe


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2-3 green onions chopped
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 can tomato sauce and 2 Ts tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ number 2 Misco macaroni
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese

Crème sauce

  • 6 cups milk
  • 12 tbs flour
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 5 eggs


Sauté onions with oil and add ground beef. Season with salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix well about 10 minutes. Add wine, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and simmer until moisture is absorbed.

Cook macaroni in salt and plenty of water until done. Pour into colander, rise, and drain well. Mix with melted butter. In a large baking pan place half of buttered macaroni in pan. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Cover with meat mixture. Sprinkle grated cheese over meat and cover with remaining macaroni. Sprinkle grated cheese over top. Pour crème sauce over pastitsio.

Bake 350 for 45 minutes, or until top browns.

Sauce Preparation: To create crème sauce, combine all ingredients in a saucepan, stirring constantly until thickened over medium heat. Let stand.