Greek Beef and Orzo (lighter recipe)

Enjoy the same flavorful Greek beef and pasta taste in a lighter, easy one-skillet meal.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 23 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1
medium celery stalk, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
cup Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)

  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat about 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown; drain.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients except yogurt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed and pasta is tender. Serve with yogurt.

Expert Tips

Orzo looks a lot like rice, but it actually is pasta.

Serve this tasty dish with pita bread, a popular bread from the Middle East.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
115 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13 g
13 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
70 mg
70 %;
Sodium
690 mg
690 %;
Total Carbohydrate
23 g
23 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
27 g
27 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
12%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.