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

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

asked by merritt almost 5 years ago
3 answers 1975 views
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

You can definitely replace the lamb with beef but I'd probably stick to the tomato.

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added almost 5 years ago

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.

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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

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!