Not Your Mama’s Pastitsio

Pastitsio is one of those ultimate indulgence sort of meals, like lasagna and mac and cheese.

Hot, cheesy, and so damn good.


- olive oil - yellow onion - ground beef - ground lamb - dry red wine - garlic - ground cinnamon - dried oregano - thyme leaves - cayenne pepper


Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute the onion for 5 minutes, until soft.

Add the ground beef and lamb and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking up with a spoon.

Drain off any fat if needed. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the garlic, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes longer.

Add the tomatoes and season with 2 teas salt and 1 teas pepper, if desired. Simmer for 40 - 45 minutes.

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