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This is a 3rd Generation Pastichio (Pastitsio) recipe handed down from my grandmother to my mom and finally to us.

Meat Mixture Ingredients
– 2 lbs Ground Beef (80/20 or 85/15 are best)
– 1 Onion Diced Fine
– Salt and Pepper
– 1 Can of Tomato Paste – 3oz
– 1 tsp. Cinnamon
– ½ tsp. Nutmeg
– 1 lb of Pastichio Noodles. These can be found at Greek or Italian deli/markets, or even at a Middle Eastern market or restaurant.

White Sauce Ingredients (Bechamel Sauce)
– 1 Stick of Butter (4 oz) melted in pan
– 1 Cup of White Flour
– 6 Cups of Milk
– 6 to 9 Large Eggs
– ½ tsp Baking Powder
– ½ tsp Nutmeg
– ½ Cup of Grated Cheese (Parmesan, Romano, Kefalotiri or a mixture of any of the above)
– Corn Starch to thicken

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