1 package pastitsio pasta noodles (or mararoni elbows)
1.5 lbs lean ground beef
1 can tomatoes
Add salt and olive oil to water and boil noodles for 7 minutes until al dente.
Rinse with cold water. Put pasta in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of milk and 1 egg and mix.
Grate an onion and sautee in a pot/pan with some oil until soft.
Add beef, salt, pepper, oregano and continue until browned.
Add tomatoes and 1 cup of water.
Simmer until water is gone (about 15 minutes).
In a rectangular pan put half of the pasta as flat as you can get it, then add the beef mixture and the rest of the pasta on top. Finally add the Bechamel sauce and bake at 500F until top is well browned (about 1/2 hour).
8 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 tablespoons butter
Melt butter in a non-stick pot/pan and add flour.
With a metal whisk, stir non-stop until sauce is smooth and beige in colour.