Dinner - Cheesy beef and orzo casserole recipes

Author: Latrice Causey  

This one pot ground beef orzo recipe comes together in just 30 minutes and is a creamy, comforting, and delicious meal for busy weeknights! Orzo pasta is cooked quickly in your pressure cooker along with ground beef, taco sauce and black beans.

One Pot Cheesy Taco Orzo

One Pot Cheesy Taco Orzo
This One Pot Cheesy Taco Orzo is super cheesy and delicious! One pot of quick and feel-good comfort food, ready in just 30 minutes. This Cheesy Taco Orzo is topped with lots of cheese, and your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy a big bowl of cheesy gooey goodness!
Provided by: Joanna Cismaru
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 15
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 cups orzo (uncooked)
  • 2 cups taco skillet sauce
  • 2½ cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Sriracha)
  • 1 cup cheese (shredded, I used a blend of Mozzarella and Cheddar)
  • tomatoes (chopped)
  • olives (chopped)
  • green onions (chopped)
  • fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • Calories: 456 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 48 g
  • Protein: 30 g
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 69 mg
  • Sodium: 1146 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Saute the meat and veggies: Add the ground beef to a large skillet and brown it over medium-high heat until it's no longer pink, breaking it up as you go along. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the skillet and let it cook for about a minute, then add the chopped bell pepper. Stir everything together and cook for about 3 minutes until the onion is translucent and the pepper is tender.
  2. Incorporate the orzo: Add the dry orzo to the skillet and turn the heat down to medium low. Stir in the taco skillet sauce and the chicken broth, season with salt and pepper then add the hot sauce. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  3. Finish the dish: Stir in the cheese and remove from heat. Alternatively you can top it with cheese, and cover the skillet with a lid until the cheese melts. Top with tomatoes, olives, green onions and fresh cilantro before serving.
Notes: Zucchini and Ground Beef Orzo Casserole, Ingredients For zucchini and ground beef orzo casserole · 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta (3 oz) · 2 teaspoons vegetable oil · 1 lb zucchini squash, cut in half

Ground Beef Orzo with Tomato Cream Sauce

Ground Beef Orzo with Tomato Cream Sauce
This one pot ground beef orzo recipe comes together in just 30 minutes and is a creamy, comforting, and delicious meal for busy weeknights!
Provided by: Natasha Bull
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 13
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion (chopped)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Calories: 595 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 39 g
  • Protein: 38 g
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Saturated Fat: 19 g
  • Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 163 mg
  • Sodium: 1010 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Add the ground beef to a soup pot/Dutch oven and break it up a little bit with your spoon. Let it cook, without stirring, over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add the onion to the pot and stir/break the beef up into small pieces. Let it cook for another 5 minutes or so. If there's a lot of excess fat (like if you didn't use lean beef), spoon some of it out. Otherwise, leave it in the pot.
  3. Stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and orzo. Cook for about a minute.
  4. Stir in the tomato sauce, beef broth, cream, and Worcestershire sauce. Once it starts to bubble, continue cooking for 10 minutes, uncovered, stirring fairly often (so the orzo doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot). You will likely need to turn the heat down a bit (to medium or even medium-low). It should gently bubble vs. boil (you don't want the liquid to reduce too much before the pasta has cooked).
  5. Take the pot off the heat, stir in the parmesan and spinach, and cover the pot for about 3-5 minutes or until it has thickened up to your liking. Season with salt & pepper as needed and serve immediately. See more troubleshooting tips in the blog post and notes below.
Notes: Beef and orzo casserole | One World Kitchen, Fold the beef mixture from the pan into a ceramic or clay baking dish. Add the orzo, tomatoes, cinnamon stick, ground cloves, and bay leaves to the baking

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Orzo

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Orzo
An easy one pot meal that has a lot of Mexican flare. Orzo pasta is cooked quickly in your pressure cooker along with ground beef, taco sauce and black beans. Fresh ingredients like diced tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and shredded cheddar are stirred in later to create a family friendly and flavorful meal.
Provided by: Karen
Total time: 38 minutes
Cook time: 27677903 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Cuisine: Mexican
Number of ingredients: 15
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 1/3 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1/2 cup green taco sauce (or you can use green enchilada sauce)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 5 green onions, diced
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 (2.25 oz) can sliced olives, drained (optional)
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar
  • Diced or sliced avocado, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 372 calories
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 697 mg
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrate: 30 g
  • Protein: 25 g
How to cook:
  1. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the beef. Break it up with a wooden spoon and brown it. Add in the onions and saute for 3 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Drain off excess grease, if there is any.
  2. Deglaze the pot with the chicken broth/water. Sprinkle in the orzo, green taco sauce, black beans and taco seasoning. Don’t stir.
  3. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 1 minute. When the time is up let the pot sit there for 5-10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, olives and cheddar. Season with additional taco seasoning and salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Scoop into bowls and top with diced avocado and a dollop of sour cream.
Notes: One-Pot Cheesy Taco Orzo, In a large rimmed skillet, brown beef with diced onion till no longer pink. Drain excess grease. · Add chilies, taco seasoning, tomato sauce,

Beef & Orzo Mediterranean Style

Beef & Orzo Mediterranean Style
Quick-fix skillet supper with orzo pasta, ground beef, spinach, oregano, and tomatoes. So easy to make, great for those nights when you don't feel like cooking, but don't want fast food.
Provided by: Matthew Molus
Total time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Number of ingredients: 11
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 -4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces dried orzo pasta (1 cup)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2-3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Calories: 525.2 calories
  • Fat: 16.6 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 7.1 grams
  • Cholesterol: 84.7 milligrams
  • Sodium: 954.1 milligrams
  • Carbohydrate: 53.6 grams
  • Fiber: 5.8 grams
  • Sugar: 6 grams
  • Protein: 39.9 grams
How to cook:
  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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Meanwhile, squeeze as much liquid as possible from spinach. Stir spinach into pasta mixture just until heated through. Serve with cheese to add to taste.
Notes: Baked Cheesy Orzo Bolognese, The Joys of Orzo · Using Cheesy Spinach Orzotto as the Base For This Pasta Bake · My Go-To Bolognese is Really Just a Meat Sauce! · Cheeses for
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