A delicious twist on the classic American macaroni and cheese, this Greek Beef and Pasta Casserole will delight your entire family.

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pound small pasta shells, bowtie pasta or elbow macaroni
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Place beef, onion and garlic in a skillet and cook over medium heat; drain. Stir tomato sauce, broth, salt, pepper, nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon into the drained beef. Cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a bowl, combine the pasta, egg and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. In a large saucepan, you’re going to make the gravy. Begin with a roux as by melting the butter over medium heat. Stirring constantly, add the flour and cinnamon, blending until smooth. Slowly add the milk. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, for approximately 2 – 3 minutes or until the roux is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Temper the eggs by whisking in a small amount of the warm gravy. Add the tempered eggs to the pan of gravy, whisking continuously to avoid cooking the eggs before they’re incorporated with the gravy. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the remainder of the cheese.

Spread half of the pasta mixture in a greased 3-quart shallow casserole dish. Top with the beef mixture and add the remainder of the pasta mixture. Pour the sauce over the top.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 – 50 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

Yield: 10 servings.
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