can you replace lamb with beef and tomatoe with marinara sauce?

I have a question about the recipe "Pastitsio" from TheRunawaySpoon.

  • Posted by: merritt
  • March 4, 2012
Recipe question for: Pastitsio


hardlikearmour March 4, 2012
I've made this with both beef and lamb, and IMO lamb is tastier, but beef is good. I was told by a woman of Greek heritage that it's the best pastitsio she's ever had. Stick with the tomatoes!
TheRunawaySpoon March 4, 2012
Those substitutions would really change the flavor of the dish, giving it more of an Italian taste than the unique Greek flavor. Substituting beef isn't such a big deal, but using marinara suce would take it in a really different direction.
Amanda H. March 4, 2012
You can definitely replace the lamb with beef but I'd probably stick to the tomato.
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