Beef Orzo

September 1, 2023 • 0 comments

Beef Orzo
One of our family's favorite recipes! It's one that even the kids will eat!
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  • Servings: 4


  • (1 Pound) 80/20 Ground Beef
  • (1/2 teaspoon) Salt
  • (1, Finely Chopped) Onion
  • (2-4 Teaspoons) Minced Garlic
  • (1 14.5 oz Can) Diced Tomatoes (Garlic, Basil, Oregano if you have it)
  • (1/2 Teaspoon) Dry Oregano
  • (1.5 Cups) Beef Broth
  • (1/4 Teaspoon) Pepper
  • (1 Cup) Dry Orzo Pasta
  • (10 oz Frozen or Several Cups Fresh) Frozen or Fresh Spinach
  • (1/2 - 3/4 Cup) Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Sprinkle salt into a 10 to 12 inch frying pan over medium-high heat. Crumble beef into pan and cook, stirring often, until meat begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, stir in onion, and continue to cook, stirring, until onion is soft but not brown, about 5 minutes. Spoon off and discard excess fat.
  3. Add garlic, tomatoes (break them up with a spoon), and their liquid, broth, oregano, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil then stir in pasta. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently until pasta is tender to bite 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, squeeze as much liquid as possible from the spinach. Stir spinach into pasta mixture just until heated through.
  5. Serve with cheese to sprinkle on top.
  6. Enjoy!!