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Beef orzo frying pan

Beef orzo frying pan

A tacky pasta and beef one-pan meal that’s all set in minutes.

As far as I’m worried, one-pan dinners win the “finest thing ever created” award. A busy mommy’s buddy, a simple adequate supper even papa can handle or just a lazy cook’s method to eat a homemade meal. This orzo and beef frying pan has all the flavor of a Italian baked pasta dish but it’s done in about 15 minutes on the range top; it’s a seriously easy meal that’s quite darn good for you, too. Search for whole wheat orzo if you can discover it and amp up the nutrition a lot more.

Orzo beef skillet recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 a big yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (145 ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces orzo
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups chopped kale or infant spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat a big skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Include beef and onions to the pan and cook till the beef is browned and the onions have softened.
  3. Include the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds, till fragrant.
  4. Include the tomatoes, broth, water, orzo and flavoring.
  5. Mix everything together, give a boil then lower to a simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes, stirring sometimes up until the orzo is fully cooked.
  6. Stir in the chopped kale/spinach till wilted.
  7. Leading with the Parmesan cheese and serve.

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