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Easy tasty Pastitsio!

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Hello , yesterday I made a delicious pastitsio for my family as a Sunday dinner and it went down a storm. Kids love pasta dishes and this one is great, because it is easy and you can make a large Pastitsio or two trays and save one in the freezer for another day.I uploaded a picture of it on my instagram account and there was a lot of interest so I have decided to share my recipe with you. This is  a first for me so I hope I am clear enough .



Ingredients 

750 gr of good quality mince
Barilla Pastitsio pasta or you can use penne.
2 large tomatoes
1 large onion
salt peeper and sweet paprika
a cube of vegetable stock
some good quality wine
2 cinnamon sticks
250 grams Reggato grated cheese
150 ml of milk
1egg
some olive oil


Blend the onion and saute it in a pan with a little olive oil and add the mince. When it has gone brown add a about 100 ml of wine ( you do not have to be very precise) and the vegetable stock. When the wine has evaporated add a cup of water and the the tomatoes that you have blended also. Then add your salt pepper paprika and cinnamon sticks and leave to cook until most of the juices have evaporated. At the end add some olive oil.
For the pasta boil some water with salt and olive oil and cook the pasta  aldente.
Remove pasta from pan and drain and the pour back into the pan.
Beat the milk and egg together and add a handful of the grated cheese, then pour into the pasta and mix until all the past is covered.
Take a glass baking tray and pour a layer of pasta a drizzle of olive oil then the mince, followed by the rest of the pasta and the sprinkle the cheese to cover the top of the pasta.
Cook in the middle of a preheated oven at 180 degrees until a crust has formed .









And there you have a delicious pastitsio! Allow it to cool the cut into big fat pieces to keep everyone happy. Serve with a  green salad!


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