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4 Tablespoons butter
2 cups hot milk
1/3 cup flour
2 egg yolks

4 cups milk
1/2 cup flour
4 eggs

1 1/2 cups chopped onions
2 pounds ground beef
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups Italian plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce
1 Teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano

dash of ground cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds tubular pasta such as ziti
1/2 Cup bread crumbs
1 cup fresh grated kefalatiri
Parmesan cheese

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour and cook until mixture
turns golden. Gradually stir in hot milk and cook, stirring until
sauce is smooth and hot. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks, then
briskly stir 1 cup of hot milk mixture. Pour egg milk mixture into
remaining sauce. Stir and remove from heat without cooking the

Heat milk to a simmer, and set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs with
flour. Gradually stir hot milk into the egg mixture. Return to
saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is quite
thick. Do not boil after the eggs have been added.

Brown chopped onions and meat in butter. Add tomatoes, tomato
sauce, spices and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or
until liquid has been absorbed.

Preheat Oven to 350F.

Cook pasta according to package directions, and drain. Sprinkle
bread crumbs into a buttered 11x14x2 inch baking pan. Place a
layer of pasta in the baking pan; then add half the thin cream
sauce. Add meat. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup grated cheese. Cover with
remaining thin cream sauce. Spread thick cream sauce over the top
and sprinke it with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake for 1 hour, or
until golden. Let stand for 15 minutes to cool, and cut into
squares (Note that you cannot cut the Pastitsio easily unless you
cool it for 15 minutes.) When ready to server, reheat in hot oven

Note: This dish can be prepared a day in advance, adding the thick
cream sauce just before baking the dish.


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