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.

This is an all afternoon sort of meal with home made meat and creamy sauce. Pure guilt, pure indulgence, and 100% rocking because you flexed those culinary skills and made it all from scratch.


- Olive oil good quality - Yellow onion diced - Ground beef - Ground lamb - Red wine - Garlic - Cinnamon - Dried oregano - Thyme leaves - Pinch of cayenne pepper


Start with the meat sauce: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sauté 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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