One-Pot Wonders

One Pot Tomato Beef Orzo

April 22, 2022
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Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Tomato beef orzo, a one pot meal that’s immensely satisfying and so easy to make. Orzo and ground beef simmered together in a silky tomato sauce for a super hearty and ultra flavorful dinner. Top with chopped parsley, add plenty of grated Parmesan and dig in. Everyone in the house will enjoy this dish. Extra bonus? It’s ready in 30 minutes! —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon each: salt, black pepper, sweet paprika, dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup red wine, optional
  • 5 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 ounces grated parmesan
  • crushed red pepper flakes, for serving
  1. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add ground beef and break it up into pieces. Cook until it starts to brown. Add garlic and onion. Stir in salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, thyme and cinnamon. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Pour in red wine, cook for 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste. Add orzo, stir until combined. Pour in 3 cups broth, add bay leaf and bring to a boil. Simmer over low for 10-15 minutes, until orzo is al dente (according to the package directions). Stir occasionally to prevent orzo from sticking to the bottom of your skillet. Add the remaining broth.
  3. When ready, sprinkle with lemon juice and stir in grated parmesan. Taste and adjust salt. Finish off with chopped parsley, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

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