Ground Beef Orzo Recipe

Ground Beef Orzo Recipe

Sharing is caring!

Simplify your dinner routine with Ground Beef Orzo! This one-pot wonder combines flavorful ground beef with tender orzo pasta in a savory broth, creating a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights.


– 1 pound ground beef

– 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta

– 1 onion, finely chopped

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 red bell pepper, diced

– 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes

– 2 cups beef broth

– 1 teaspoon dried oregano

– 1 teaspoon dried basil

– Salt and pepper, to taste

– Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

– Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


1. Cook the ground beef: In a large skillet or frying pan, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks. Once the beef is browned and cooked through, remove any excess fat from the skillet.

2. Add the aromatics: Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the ground beef. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is softened and translucent.

3. Add the vegetables: Stir in the diced red bell pepper and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the pepper is slightly softened.

4. Add the orzo and tomatoes: Add the uncooked orzo pasta and diced tomatoes (with their juices) to the skillet. Stir everything together until well combined.

5. Pour in the broth and seasonings: Pour the beef broth into the skillet, and season the mixture with dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.

6. Simmer the orzo: Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the skillet and let the orzo simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until the orzo is cooked through and most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

7. Serve: Once the orzo is cooked to your liking and the liquid is absorbed, remove the skillet from the heat. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve the Ground Beef Orzo hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.

Enjoy your hearty and flavorful Ground Beef Orzo!

Similar Posts