Pastitsio

2 pounds hamburger
1 1/2 Tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 large onion chopped
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 pound Mostaccioli or Ziti noodles partially cooked
1/2 cup Romano cheese grated
6 eggs separated
1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4 cup)
!SAUCE
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
dash pepper

In a 10-inch skillet, brown hamburger.
Add tomato paste, onion, and cinnamon.
Make the sauce. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the flour. Add milk 1 cup at a time. Add dash of pepper. Stir constantly until sauce thickens and bubbles. Remove from heat.
Cook noodles partially. Drain. While still hot, add butter and Romano cheese. Stir and set aside for butter and cheese to melt.
In a large bowl, separate eggs and beat whites till frothy. Add yolks and beat. Add white sauce while beating. Put 4 or 5 big spoonfuls of egg mixture into meat and stir. Put 1/2 of egg mixture into noodles. Add more cheese if desired.
Spread a layer of noodles on bottom of 9×12 pan. Layer in all of meat mixture. Put remaining noodles on top. Pour remaining egg mixture on top.
Bake at 375-Degrees F for one hour.

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