Mandi pastito

Mandi pastito 

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Recipe by: Goody Kitchen

  • 6 Persons
  • 2:10 Hours
  • Hard Recipe

Serving Size

  • Season to Taste

  • 1

    Make the meat sauce. Set a large saucepan with the olive over a high heat. Cook the onion, carrot and garlic for 6-8 minutes until the vegetables start to caramelise. Stir in the lamb mince and cook for 3-4 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Pour in the sieved tomatoes, tomato puree and spices. Add the bay leaves and 150ml water. 

  • 2

    Bring the sauce to the boil, reduce to medium-low and simmer for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick and rich. Discard the cinnamon stick and bay leaf.

  • 3

    Make the white sauce. Melt the butter in a large saucepan set over a medium meat. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute until combined. Slowly stir in the milk, mixing continuously, until all of the milk is incorporated and you have a smooth

  • 4

    consistency. Bring to the boil, reduce to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes until thickened. Add the nutmeg then season.

  • 5

    Meanwhile, cook the pasta in boiling salted water for 9 minutes, until al dente. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and cool slightly. 

  • 6

    Preheat the oven to 180C. Stir ¼ of the white sauce into the pasta then mix in the eggs and half the cheese. Grease a large ovenproof dish with the butter. Spoon ⅓ pasta into the dish, spreading to cover. Top with half the kabsa meat sauce, then add another ⅓ pasta. Add the remaining meat sauce then cover with the last layer of pasta, spooning over the remaining white sauce.

  • 7

    Mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan and coriander then sprinkle over the pasta. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden and

  • 8

    bubbling. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then serve.