Pasticio πŸ’š

Prep time: 45 min

Bake time: 50 min

Servings 12

Ingredients:

2-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1-1/2 pounds ground sirloin

1 medium onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

Bechamel sauce:

1/2 cup butter, cubed

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 cups 2% milk

2 large eggs

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss with butter; add grated Parmesan cheese. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

Preheat oven to 350Β°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in tomato sauce, salt and cinnamon; heat through. Spoon over pasta. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.

In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Pour over beef mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts:

1 piece: 332 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 718mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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