pasticho

Pronunciation: [pas-TEE-choh]

Venezuela's answer to lasagna and very similar to Greece's pastitsio, this oven-baked casserole layers pasta (usually macaroni), ground beef, ham, mozzarella and Parmesan, all topped with a rich béchamel.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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