Cheater's Pastitsio

pastitsio in 3 clad uncoated stainless steel sauteuse

 Yields: 10 servings
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min

• 1 pound ground beef
• 1 cup white onion (chopped)
• 5 cloves garlic (chopped)
• 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce 
• 1½ tablespoons dried oregano
• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1pound dried ziti pasta
• 1½ cups alfredo sauce (store bought or homemade)
• 1 cup ricotta cheese
• Fresh flat leaf parsley


    (5 QT.) 
    5 quart 3 CLAD SAUTUESE
    stainless steel SPATULA FOR PASTITSIO
    1. Preheat oven broiler on low setting. Add ground beef to Sauteuse and heat over medium heat. Use Spatula to break up meat.
    ground beef in 3 clad sauteuse with spatula
    2. Add chopped garlic and onions. Lower heat to low-medium heat and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes.

     cooking meat in sauteuse

    3. Once meat is cooked through, add tomato sauce and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, turn heat down.

    adding tomato sauce to meat in 3 clad sauteuse
     4. Add oregano, cinnamon, salt and pepper. 

    add spices to pastatsio in 3 clad sauteuse

      5. Stir until spices are well incorporated. Turn up heat to return to boil and add dry pasta. Stir again and boil for 3 minutes.


     6. Reduce heat to low, cover with lid, and simmer for 20 lid on sateuse and simmer pastitsio

    7. Combine ricotta cheese and alfredo sauce in small bowl. Give the pasta another stir and top with alfredo mixture and a sprinkle of dried oregano.

    add cheese to pastitsio
     8. Place under the broiler in oven for 2-3 minutes.

    pastitsio out of the oven

    9. Remove and top with fresh parsley. Serve right away.

    pastitsio on plate with 3clad sauteuse and glass lid in backgroun



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