Monday, February 15, 2010

Macarona Bechamel

I love to cook. Seriously. Today I'm cooking an Egyptian dish... Macarona Bechamel. It's reaaallyy good! My teacher in Egypt taught me how to make it.

Here's my recipe of it..
  1. Boil 2 bags of Penne pasta and set aside
  2. Chop 2 onions and fry in pot
  3. Add 1 lb ground beef to the onions and keep stirring until cooked
  4. Add a bit salt, pepper, 2 tsp cumin, and a bit of garlic to the beef
  5. Boil milk in another pot with salt, pepper, and cumin for 15-20 minute
  6. In a different pot heat 1 cup fat (butter, margarine, ghee ... I like pure butter/oil ghee)
  7. Add the same amount (or a little more) of flour to the mixture
  8. Slowly add milk to the mixture until it becomes a creamy thick béchamel sauce (this takes a lot of mixing and arm muscles! The mixture will be thick so keep adding more milk until it becomes a thick saucy consistency)
  9. Mix half of the béchamel sauce with the pasta in a large foil tray or casserole dish
  10. Put half pasta on the bottom of a large pan then add all the beef then add the rest of pasta above beef.
  11. Add the rest of the béchamel on the top of the pasta
  12. Crack and egg and mix it in a separate bowl. Spread it on top of the pasta Put in oven for 30 minutes until golden brown at the top
  13. Dig in and Enjoy! If you make it, let us know how it turned out!


CC said...


controlled chaos said...

wait i dont get step 3......same amt as what and add to what

controlled chaos said...

i mean 7 not 3

Constructive Attitude said...

what is it though? is it a dessert?

Jaz said...

Constructive Attitude - It's KIND of like lasagne! Macarona of course means macaroni and bechamel is white sauce.

Thanks for the recipe!

Artistic Logic said...

im drooooooooooooooooling

controlled chaos said...

Yes EXACTLY like a dessert. With ground beef, onions, salt, pepper and pasta.
I'm telling you...the best desert on earth ...EVER

Almost Close said...

yummmm macarona bechamel is my favorite "dessert" lol. but yea next time maybe you can add a little mozzerella cheese on top for extra goodness :)

Youthful Wisdom said...

CC- 1 part butter/oil to 1 part flour. Meaning if you use 1 cup butter than use 1 cup flour.

CA- LOL you're funny! Beef in your desert? mmhmm.

Jaz- no problem!

Almost Close- yumm good idea!

Tricia said...

I've just woken up and seeing that, I'm feeling hungry, it looks yummmy!

Artistic Logic said...

CA you got owned
get em back

Simply me said...

I was gonna say it looks like lasagna :)
I can't wait to try this recipe!!

Mrs. Cullen said...

i couldn't figure out what it was either. its like another language

provoking invoking said...

hey can you please tag this with "recipes" so i can find it quickly later :D? thanks JAK
and looks so yummy!

Constructive Attitude said...

I obviously DIDNT READ THE RECIPE because i hate reading recipes.

i hate you all.

the girl in stiletto said...

i love bechamel sauce with anything. omgd the greeks are so good with bechamel sauce. nyum.

time to plan for another trip to greece so that i can stuff myself with bechamel sauce. ahaha.

Mario Mustache said...

okay youthful lookin at this picture and its DEFINITELY taken in masr. i recognize those dark blue wine glasses and that dark brown table!! ive eaten many breakfasts/lunchs/dinners with you on that table!!! :)

Ace said...

DAMN just reading that made my mouth water!

Anonymous said...

how much cumin in step 5?

I had this last night and I want to try making it.

Youthful Wisdom said...

Anonymous- I usually put a teaspoon or two depending on if you like the cumin taste.

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