Greek Casserole

Greek Casserole

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 6-8

  • 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated

  • 1⁄2 cup romano cheese, finely grated

  • 2lbs ground beef

  • 1⁄4 cup tomato sauce

  • 1large white onion, chopped

  • 6tablespoons butter

  • 1⁄3 cup tomato paste

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1lb macaroni, cooked according to package directions

  • 1cup coarse breadcrumbs

  • 1⁄2 cup white wine (can substitute white grape juice)

  • 1⁄4 cup melted butter

  • 1⁄4 cup fine breadcrumbs

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 tomatoes , diced

Directions

  • 01

    Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • 02

    Brown beef and onions in butter.

  • 03

    Slowly, add tomato paste, wine, spices and diced tomatoes.

  • 04

    Simmer 10 minutes; let cool.

  • 05

    Mix in the egg and fine bread crumbs.

  • 06

    Mix together parmesan and romano cheeses; set aside.

  • 07

    Butter a large casserole dish. Cover the bottom with coarse bread crumbs.

  • 08

    Layer half the macaroni on top of the bread crumbs and cover with 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture.

  • 09

    Top this layer with the beef mixture.

  • 10

    Top with half of the remaining cheese mixture then layer the remaining macaroni.

  • 11

    Top with tomato sauce and remaining cheese mixture.

  • 12

    Top it all with remaining bread crumbs.

  • 13

    Pour melted butter evenly over all.

  • 14

    Bake 30 minutes in 400F degree oven.

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