The heart of this pastitsio is very like a beef Bolognese - we start by frying onion and garlic in olive oil and then brown the beef mince before adding wine, tomatoes, herbs and spices - thyme, cinnamon, and oregano.
We simmer the beefy ragu until it is tender and thick and then stir through the cooked penne pasta. This is then topped with a Parmesan-laced bechamel, with the addition of yoghurt, giving it a Greek accent and making the bechamel a little lighter.
The finished pastitsio is frozen, ready for you to bake.
|PER 100G (RAW)||PER 375G SERVE|
- Individual:Serves one adult.
- Small:Serves two adults.
- Large:Serves 4-5 adults.
- Extra Large:Serves 6 adults.
TO COOK: this dish comes in a foil tray, ready to bake.
Small: Remove plastic film and cook in a preheated 180C oven for 35 (from defrosted) to 45 minutes (from frozen), or until golden across the top and piping hot throughout (70C). Rest for five minutes before serving.
Large: Remove plastic film and cook in a preheated 180C oven for 45 (from defrosted) to 60 minutes (from frozen), or until golden across the top and piping hot throughout (70C) Rest for five minutes before serving.
DEFROST INSTRUCTIONS: may be cooked straight from frozen or defrosted overnight in the fridge. Keep refrigerated and cook and consume within 48 hours.
Please note: ovens vary. Cooking instructions are guidelines only. Please adjust times accordingly and make sure your food is piping hot before serving.